Medicaid Expansion Opinion Pieces

All over the state, people are talking about the importance of Medicaid Expansion reauthorization. Here is just a sampling of some opinion pieces from constituents all over NH in recent months.

From the Nashua Telegraph on March 1, 2018: Expanded Medicaid
Assistant Fire Chief, Brian Rhodes, explains the importance of Medicaid expansion to the Safe Stations Program.

From the Eagle-Tribune on March 5, 2018: Medicaid expansion a key tool in dealing with opiate epidemic
Ann Podipny from Chester writes about the impact of Medicaid expansion on the opioid epidemic.

From the Concord Monitor on March 7, 2018: Medicaid Expansion reauthorization is critical for state
Suellen Griffin, President of the NH Community Behavioral Health Association and CEO of West Central Behavioral Health in Lebanon, discusses the role of the Medicaid expansion program in mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

From The Laconia Daily Sun on April 6, 2018: The expansion of the Medicaid program in N.H. literally saved my life.
Niambi Mercado of Tilton tells her story about how Medicaid expansion saved her life.

From the Union Leader on March 31, 2018: Expanded Medicaid is good for business in NH
BIA Board Chair, Linda Fanaras indicates that the program is good for NH’s businesses.

From The Keene Sentinel on April 3, 2018: Expanded Medicaid makes New Hampshire a healthier state
Tess Stack Kuenning, President and CEO of the Bi-State Primary Care Association, describes how Medicaid expansion makes NH a healthier state.

From Foster’s Daily Democrat on April 16, 2018: Medicaid expansion is sensible, humane and right
Jamie Bulen, Associate State Director for AARP New Hampshire, outlines the positive health impacts the Medicaid expansion program has on New Hampshire’s 50+ population.

From the Union Leader on February 5, 2018: Keep Medicaid expansion
Jedidiah Crook from Nashua provides a young person’s perspective by telling his story about life before and after being on the Medicaid expansion program.