NHDP Statement on Governor Hassan’s Bipartisan Plan to Provide Nursing Homes a Rate Increase

Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Governor Hassan’s bipartisan plan to provide a rate increase to New Hampshire nursing homes:
“While Jeanie Forrester was busy with her dishonest political grandstanding, Governor Hassan, DHHS and the House Finance Committee worked together to develop a bipartisan solution that will provide nursing homes a rate increase while maintaining a balanced budget.”
“Forrester was clearly more concerned with scoring political points than actually reaching a workable solution as she pushed a fiscally irresponsible bill that increased nursing home rates without identifying a way to pay for them.”
“As the Senate continues to develop its budget, Republican Senators need to follow the example of Governor Hassan and the bipartisan legislators on the House Finance Committee who were able to put politics aside and get results for the people of New Hampshire.”