NHDP Statement: Trump ACA sabotage efforts continue w/ backhanded Medicaid expansion repeal attempt
Concord, N.H. - Earlier this evening, the Trump administration took it's latest step to try to sabotage New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion program. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "After President Trump's last attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated in the US Senate, he is now trying a backhanded repeal of Medicaid expansion, an ACA program that provides insurance to more than 50,000 Granite Staters. This program is critical to efforts to combat substance misuse. As governor, Senator Hassan successfully worked to protect this bipartisan program during the Obama administration, but Governor Sununu is proving incapable of doing the same under President Trump. Instead of working to preserve health care for 50,000 New Hampshire residents, Sununu and his allies are characteristically trying to pass the buck and deflect blame from Trump. In his statement, the governor noticeably neglected to mention the importance of Medicaid in combatting the opioid crisis. Republicans need to make sure the president of their own party doesn't take this protection away. If Sununu can't get the job done, it will be understood as massive failure of leadership."