After Sununu Refuses to Defend the ACA From Trump, NH Dems Take Action
Concord, N.H. - With Governor Sununu still refusing to fight for Granite Staters with pre-existing conditions, New Hampshire Senate Democrats led a bipartisan effort to pass SB 4, legislation that will protect components of the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire. This legislation was sponsored by every New Hampshire Democratic Senator. Despite 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, 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 issued the following statement: "With Sununu continuing his deceptive posturing in response to Trump's decision to try to end health care for tens of thousands of Granite Staters, New Hampshire Democrats took an important step to protect them. Sununu either doesn't care if people with pre-existing conditions have health care coverage, or is too much of a coward to stand up to Trump and do something about it. Either way, with health care on the line, New Hampshire deserves better than Sununu's pathetic lip service." Twenty one states are leading the lawsuit to protect the Affordable Care Act and protections for pre-existing conditions, including four states with Republican Governors (Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Vermont). Governor Sununu has not directed his Attorney General to join this lawsuit opposing the Trump administration's efforts to end these protections, Medicaid expansion, and essential health benefits.