2019 Health Policy
Keeping New Hampshire residents healthy must be a priority to keep our state strong. Granite Staters deserve quality, affordable health care, access to effective, evidence-based health programs, a health insurance market that focuses on consumer health, and an overall health system which has a main goal of keeping New Hampshire residents healthy. At New Futures, our health policy work is guided by experts with an in-depth health policy understanding. Recent health policy work includes reauthorizing Medicaid Expansion, protecting health care consumers from ‘balance billing,’ ensuring transparency of drug prices, and examining the feasibility of single payer health care in New Hampshire.
Support the Health Care Workforce
In New Hampshire, businesses are struggling to fill open positions because there is a lack of qualified candidates. This challenge is overwhelming in our health care industry, where there are hundreds of clinical vacancies. These open positions lead to longer wait times, staff under additional pressure, and backups in emergency departments, all of which prevent Granite Staters from getting the health care that they need. When Granite Staters do not get the health care they need, our state suffers.