Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Senate voted 16-6 to concur on a 5-year reauthorization of Medicaid Expansion, a program that insures more than 50,000 Granite Staters and serves as a key tool to fight the opioid crisis. Every present Senate Democrat voted yes, with 6 of 13 Senate Republicans voting against the bipartisan proposal. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "Democrats continue to be the backbone that keeps Medicaid Expansion alive and well. From Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter's votes to pass the Affordable Care Act, to then-Governor Maggie Hassan's bipartisan work to pass and then reauthorize Medicaid Expansion in our state, to the entire delegation's efforts to defend the ACA against repeal, there is no question that New Hampshire Democrats are the reason so many Granite Staters have much-needed access to care. Democrats in this state have made the program successful, popular, and politically impossible to oppose, which is why even longtime critics like Governor Sununu have been forced to relent. We will continue to fight for expanded access to affordable health care and we couldn't be prouder to see today's result."