Health Care

Governor Maggie Hassan believes that ensuring that our citizens can live healthy, productive lives is not only essential to their well-being, it is also critical to our economy. And as Governor, Maggie has worked to promote healthy communities and a healthy workforce so our people and businesses can thrive and grow.

Under Maggie’s leadership, New Hampshire passed a fiscally responsible, bipartisan health care expansion plan that is already providing quality, affordable coverage to nearly 50,000 hard-working Granite Staters and reducing uncompensated care that shifts costs onto all of our people and businesses. Crucially, this health care expansion includes coverage for substance abuse treatment, helping to address the state’s opioid crisis. Maggie also worked to significantly increase funding for community-based mental health care and supported New Hampshire’s winning bid for a federal grant to design an innovative health care payment and delivery model that aims to improve health outcomes and reduce costs for Granite Staters. And she successfully pushed to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides critical primary and preventive health care services to thousands of New Hampshire women, including preventative care, birth control and cancer screenings.

In the Senate, Maggie will continue bringing people together to build on the new competition in New Hampshire’s health insurance marketplace that the state’s bipartisan Medicaid Expansion plan is helping to foster and help make coverage more affordable and more accessible for all of our people and businesses. Maggie will protect New Hampshire’s bipartisan health care expansion and critical safeguards for families, and she supports common-sense improvements to the Affordable Care Act to strengthen health care coverage and reduce costs.

Maggie is also committed to taking action to lower the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and get less expensive generic drugs to market more quickly, Maggie will work to ensure that New Hampshire’s veterans, servicemembers, and military families have access to the medical services they need and she will fight to protect Medicare from privatization or voucher schemes.