SB 313: Medicaid Expansion

call to action

Next week, the House Health and Human Services committee will hold a hearing on SB 313. On Thursday March 8th, the full Senate voted to pass the bill 17-7 and reauthorize Medicaid Expansion, which is currently set to sunset at the end of 2018. The program is a unique, New Hampshire solution to ensuring quality, affordable health care and saving the state dollars. Now, the bill will be debated in the House, where it is expected to face a tough battle. Our representatives need to hear from consituents like you about why Medicaid Expansion is the single most important program for the health and wellness of the Granite State.

Please join us at the hearing in the House Health and Human Services committee and tell our lawmakers that they must reauthorize Medicaid Expansion.

Tuesday, March 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Representatives Hall, State House, Concord

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If you can't make the hearing, click here to find the committee members and call to ask them to support Medicaid Expansion.

sample script

NOTE: If you have a personal story or a story about clients that illustrates the importance of Medicaid Expansion, please share it with our lawmakers.

Hello, is Representative ____________ available?

Hi Representative. My name is ______________ and I live in ________________. I'm calling to ask you to support Granite Staters across the board and reauthorize Medicaid Expansion when it eventually comes in front you this session.

  • Medicaid Expansion supports a vibrant economy by providing low-wage employees, like those in the restaurant, child care, home health care, and travel and tourism industries, with access affordable health care, keeping them healthy and working in jobs that New Hampshire needs.
  • The program is also the Granite State's opportunity to recapture federal dollars that New Hampshire, as a federal donor state, has sent to Washington. 
  • More than 50,000 people have health care coverage right now in New Hampshire thanks to the program. Over 130,000 residents have used the program to access preventative, life-saving services, many of whom have gotten the care that they needed in order to get back to work.
  • The program is New Hampshire's number one tool in our fight against addiction. Thousands of people have used their coverage to access substance use disorder treatment services.

Do I have your support on SB 313, reauthorizing Medicaid Expansion?

Thank you for your time. Feel free to call me back at ____________.

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