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Republicans' Push to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Would Undermine Efforts to Combat the Opioid


Oral arguments begin today for the Trump lawsuit that could strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), and undermine New Hampshire's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Republican U.S. Senate candidates Bill O’Brien, Donald Bolduc and Corky Messner all back the lawsuit that would kill the Affordable Care Act. One of the GOP candidates, Bolduc, admitted to "not knowing much about the opioid epidemic" during a campaign stop. And Bolduc, O'Brien, and Messner's support for ending the health care law proves that none of them know much about this crisis. If Bill O'Brien, Donald Bolduc, and Corky Messner are successful in striking down the Affordable Care Act:

  • Granite Staters struggling with substance abuse could be at risk of losing access to essential health benefits and treatment.

  • 57,000 Granite Staters enrolled in Medicaid expansion, which serves roughly four in ten patients struggling with substance use disorder, could lose coverage.

"The Republican Senate candidates do not know much about the opioid epidemic, nor how to confront that epidemic and help people who are struggling. They want to end guaranteed substance use disorder treatment and Medicaid expansion, which has been so instrumental in New Hampshire's efforts to fight this epidemic," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. "Pushing to strike down the Affordable Care Act shows that none of these Republicans are serious about combating the opioid epidemic."

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