Hassan's Harmful Cuts Set to Strip Millions from Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement ahead of today's scheduled vote on Senate Bill 8, which would block Governor Hassan's harmful cuts to New Hampshire nursing homes:
"Governor Hassan's plan to slash millions of dollars in funding for New Hampshire's nursing homes is outrageous, and her shocking attempt to balance her mismanaged budget on the backs of nursing home residents is utterly shameful. New Hampshire seniors should not suffer because of her reckless mismanagement of the state budget. It is time for Governor Hassan to listen to the responsible Republicans in the state legislature, and fully commit to keeping New Hampshire's promise to nursing home residents."
According to the Associated Press, Governor Hassan's irresponsible plan to rob millions from New Hampshire nursing homes to cover her spending problem "could result in higher taxes, layoffs or diminished services."
Nursing home residents: Restore $7 million (Associated Press, 02/13/15)
Overspending budget erodes trust in state (Nashua Telegraph, 02/12/15)
Senate Bill 8 passes Senate Finance Committee 6-0 (General Court, Page 7)