Democrats carry 5-year Medicaid Expansion reauthorization across the finish line
Concord, N.H. - Today, New Hampshire House Democrats voted to reauthorize Medicaid Expansion for the next five years, continuing crucial health insurance coverage for more than 50,000 Granite Staters, a key tool in fighting the opioid crisis. While the bill passed on a voice vote, the majority of Republican House members voted against reauthorization earlier in the process. Medicaid Expansion reauthorization, SB 313, now heads to Governor Sununu's desk for signature. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "New Hampshire Democrats once again carried Medicaid Expansion across the finish line for Granite Staters, overcoming Republican opposition to renew health insurance coverage for more than 50,000. While Chris Sununu knows it's politically impossible for him to oppose the program's reauthorization as governor, he has done his level best to sabotage the program at every step since 2014, voting against it as an Executive Councilor and supporting Trumpcare bills that would've sunset the program and drastically cut Medicaid. Sununu may classically try to grab credit for this popular program's reauthorization after years of opposition, but the real credit goes to the Democrats who have never wavered in their push to make sure our most vulnerable have the access to the care they need."