More Health Care Hypocrisy from Sununu
Concord, N.H. – There’s more health care hypocrisy today from Governor Chris Sununu that leaves thousands of Granite Staters at risk of losing their health care. Sununu today said he recognized the negative effects of President Trump's recent efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act which would take health care from tens of thousands of Granite Staters, especially hurting those with pre-existing conditions. But Sununu still refuses to join the 21 states suing to protect the Affordable Care Act and people with pre-existing conditions. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement in response: "Sununu's words are worthless unless he backs them up by joining the bipartisan lawsuit filed to protect pre-existing condition coverage, Medicaid Expansion, guaranteed substance use disorder treatment, and the rest of the ACA from Trump. His inaction in the face of Trump's attempt to undo the ACA speaks louder than any platitudes he is offering. It's sickening to watch Sununu say one thing to people who may lose access to, or be unable to afford, health care coverage, and then refuse to use his power to protect them." Twenty one states are leading this lawsuit, including four with Republican Governors (Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Vermont) to protect the Affordable Care Act and protections for pre-existing conditions. Governor Sununu has not directed his Attorney General to join this lawsuit opposing the Trump administration's decision to end these protections.