2019 Press Clips

Nashua Telegraph (12/27/19) - Federal government bans tobacco sales for those under age

Concord Monitor (12/23/19) - New Hampshire to consider 2 vaping-related bills next year

NHPR (12/23/19) - Starting Jan. 1, The N.H. Tobacco And Vape Purchase Age Goes Up To 19

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (12/23/19) - Turning the tide and addressing NH’s addiction crisis

Concord Monitor (12/23/19) - N.H. gets $26.8M preschool development grant

Laconia Daily Sun (12/23/19) - Belknap County data from Kids Count 2019

Union Leader (12/22/19) - NH Healthcare.gov enrollments nearly hit last year's numbers

Concord Monitor (12/21/19) - Our Turn: It’s time for the Legislature to address insulin costs

NHPR (12/20/19) - N.H. Lawmakers Propose Ban On Nearly All Flavored Vaping Products

Union Leader (12/19/19) - Endowment for Health awards more than $3 million in grants

KHN (12/18/19) - Teens May Be Drinking Less, Trying Fewer Hard Drugs, But Their Marijuana Vaping Rates Are Skyrocketing

Union Leader (12/8/19) - Advocates for Seacoast hospital merger turn up heat

NH Business Review (12/5/19) - What goes up but not down? Drug prices

NHPR (12/5/19) - Marijuana Legalization Loses Steam At N.H. State House

Concord Monitor (12/3/19) - Senate panel votes against New Hampshire marijuana legalization

Concord Monitor (11/25/19) - My Turn: Big Pharma – when what goes up does not come down

Keene Sentinel (11/23/19) - Life below the line: For children, especially, living in poverty brings stress, uncertainty

Concord Monitor (11/20/19) - New Hampshire Senate debates raising tobacco age to 21

Union Leader (11/17/19) - Your Turn, NH: Kate Frey and Daniel Philbin, MD -- Raise the tobacco sales age to 21 for health, safety of NH Youth

Boston (11/15/19) - More teens vape in New Hampshire than in any other state, survey finds

NHPR (11/6/19) - House Committee Votes to Repeal N.H.'s Medicaid Work Requiremen

Laconia Daily Sun (11/5/19) - Lakes Region health service providers honored

The Cabinet Press (10/31/19) - Martin honored by New Futures with Legislator of the Year award

Concord Monitor (10/31/19) - Enrollment period for health insurance starts Nov. 1

Union Leader (10/31/19) - Need health insurance? Don't wait, federal enrollment runs until Dec. 15

WMUR (10/29/19) - Breathe New Hampshire brings "Vaping Unveiled" program to Manchester

Union Leader (10/29/19) - Vast differences for poor children across New Hampshire

InDepthNH (10/23/19) - Sununu, Bradley Unveil GOP Family Medical Leave Plan

Brookings (10/23/19) - From trauma-informed to asset-informed care in early childhood

Concord Monitor (10/21/19) - Booker, Kuster urge Medicaid funding in prisons

Union Leader (10/21/19) - Scene Setters for Oct. 21, 2019

The Dartmouth (10/16/19) - Students Reflect on Vaping Health Crisis

Concord Monitor (10/12/19) - Capital Beat: N.H. rolling out e-cigarette regulations as state gets first vaping illness

NH Business Review (10/11/19) - NH Insurance Department’s annual hearing to look at mental health services

NHFPI (10/9/19) - The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity

Conway Daily Sun (10/9/19) - Vape-related illness hits home in N.H.

NHPR (10/4/19) - N.H.'s DCYF Wants Public Input on How to Improve

Valley News (9/30/19) - NH Insurance Department’s annual hearing’s focus: mental health services

Union Leader (9/29/19) - NH Voices: Dr. Steven Chapman -- Supporting families supports NH's future

Concord Monitor (9/29/19) - State’s marijuana legalization supporters set to pare back approach in 2020

WMUR (9/29/19) - New Hampshire state budget raises smoking age to 19

Seacoast Online (9/26/19) - Exeter Hospital keeps working for merger with WDH, Mass. General

Concord Monitor (9/25/19) - New Hampshire passes budget, this time with governor’s OK

NH Business Review (9/25/19) - 10 NH nonprofits awarded Tufts Health foundation grants

Union Leader (9/24/19) - Tentative state budget deal reached, legislative vote Wed.

Seacoast Online (9/24/19) - Sununu, NH leaders reach budget compromise

Concord Monitor (9/23/19) - Now-disbanded Medicaid work requirement costs New Hampshire $187,000

Sentinel Source (9/23/19) - E-cigarettes not harmless to our children

Concord Monitor (9/23/19) - My Turn: The human consequences of the budget impasse

Monadnock Ledger Transcript (9/22/19) - Recovery Friendly Employers Conference in Jaffrey

NHPR (9/20/19) - AG Objects To Proposed Hospital Merger On Seacoast

NHPR (9/19/19) - N.H. Lawmakers Try - And Mostly Fail - To Override Sununu's Vetoes

Nashua Telegraph (9/17/19) - Students discuss vaping during roundtable session

Union Leader (9/16/19) - NH students speaking out about the realities of vaping

Seacoast Online (9/14/19) - ‘Recovery Rally’ celebrates gains in addiction fight

Fosters (9/12/19) - Workforce shortage challenges felt by NH families

WMUR (9/12/19) - NH health officials issue warning about vaping

Fosters (9/10/19) - Seacoast hospitals make final pitch for Mass General merger

NPR (9/9/19) - Positive Childhood Experiences May Buffer Against Health Effects Of Adverse Ones

Union Leader (9/9/19) - Large crowd turns out for hearing on changes to Seacoast hospitals

Fosters (9/5/19) - NH to get $26M to assist opioid recovery efforts

Valley News (9/5/19) - Shaheen, health officials discuss vaping popularity, dangers

InDepthNH (9/3/19) - Hearing in Exeter on Proposed Hospital Transactions Sept. 9

Manchester Ink Link (8/31/19) - CDC issues warning after outbreak of vaping-related illnesses

Sentinel Source (8/31/19) - CDC investigating possible vape-related lung disease

AP News (8/30/19) - Hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire considering mergers

Valley News (8/28/19) - Hospitals in southern Windsor County and Claremont in talks

Union Leader (8/27/19) - Funding to boost DCYF staffing has led to three new hires so far

Valley News (8/26/19) - Dartmouth doctor reiterates risks of e-cigarettes for youths

Concord Monitor (8/23/19) - Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. tied to vaping

Conway Daily Sun (8/21/19) - E-cigarettes on the rise; new law to restrict use by youth

KFF (8/20/19) - A Comprehensive Review of Research Finds That the ACA Medicaid Expansion Has Reduced the Uninsured Rate and Uncompensated Care Costs in Expansion States, While Increasing Affordability and Access to Care and Producing State Budget Savings

Valley News (8/13/19) - Health care providers hope Medicaid rate increases remain in final N.H. state budget

Concord Monitor (8/12/19) - New N.H. law regulates health care mergers

NHPR (8/12/19) - New Law Prohibits Vaping In New Hampshire Schools

Concord Monitor (8/9/19) - Youth electronic cigarette, vaping use on rise in N.H.

Concord Monitor (7/31/19) - State to appeal Medicaid expansion work requirement ruling

Manchester Ink Link - (7/30/19) - State budget impasse imperils healthcare, say experts

The Hill (7/29/19) - Federal judge strikes New Hampshire's Medicaid work requirements

Concord Monitor (7/29/19) - Judge blocks N.H. Medicaid work requirements

NHPR (7/29/19) - Federal Judge Blocks N.H. Medicaid Work Requirement

NHPR (7/23/19) - N.H.'s Medicaid Work Requirement Goes Before Federal Judge

Union Leader (7/22/19) - Medicaid service upgrades become NH law

Franklin Pierce School of Law (7/19/19) - NH Medicaid Granite Advantage Program Update: Work and Community Engagement Requirements Temporarily Suspended

NHPR (7/18/19) - As Lobbying in N.H. Grows More Complex, It's Nearly Impossible to Follow the Money

NHPR (7/12/19) - Shaheen Unveils $63 Billion Plan to Combat Drug Addiction

AP News (7/12/19) - Shaheen announces broad legislation to address addiction

WMUR (7/12/19) - Shaheen unveils $63 billion, 10-year plan to hasten, broaden battle against substance abuse epidemic

The Center Square (7/10/19) - Sununu signs bill delaying Medicaid work requirement

NHPR (7/9/19) - Sununu To Sign Bill To Protect Health Coverage for Those With Pre-existing Conditions

Eagle Tribune (7/9/19) - Sununu Signs Bill Delaying Medicaid Work Requirement

Valley News (7/7/19) - N.H. Medicaid work requirement facing crucial test

Conway Daily Sun (7/2/19) - Sununu vetoes compromise N.H. budget

NHPR (7/1/19) - State Officials: Only Those Who 'Choose Not to Comply' Will Lose Coverage Under New Medicaid Rule

NHPR (7/1/19) - N.H. Lawmakers Approve Changes To Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

Union Leader (6/30/19) - Child advocate to kids from juvenile justice system: We need your voice

AP News (6/30/19) - Gov. Sununu vetoes budget, says it would kill jobs

KPVI (6/28/19) - Study: New Hampshire remains top state for children's well-being

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (6/25/19) - The River Center: Deepest respect for the grandparents who find themselves parenting their grandchildren

Seacoast Online (6/22/19) - Smoking age increase added to NH budget ahead of Thursday vote

AP News (6/20/19) - Deal reached on Medicaid work requirements

NHPR (6/20/19) - Federal Government Sending $35 Million to N.H.'s Statewide Addiction Treatment Program

Seacoast Online (6/20/19) - NH ranked #1 in child well-being

NHPR (6/19/19) - Report: N.H.'s Economic Well-Being Declining, But N.H. Kids' Well-Being Still #1

NHPR (6/18/19) - Confusing Letters, Frustrated Members: N.H.'s Medicaid Work Requirement Takes Effect

Union Leader (6/18/19) - NH leads on well-being but slides back on some factors

US News (6/17/19) - Children in New England States Have the Best Well-Being

Laconia Daily Sun (6/17/19) -  County lags in some areas of child well-being

Public News Service (6/17/19) - New Hampshire Tops Nat'l. List for Child Well-being

Manchester Ink Link (6/17/19) - Survey says: NH No. 1 for overall child wellbeing, but needs better support system

Union Leader (6/16/19) - Spreading the word on Medicaid work requirement proves challenging

Concord Monitor (6/5/19) - Restore funding for HIV/STD prevention program in New Hampshire

Concord Monitor (6/4/19) - Public hearing on Concord’s $66.5M budget set for Thursday

Fosters (6/2/19) - Opioid crisis, system shortfall wounds New Hampshire’s children

Union Leader (5/31/19) - Dave Solomon's State House Dome: Medicaid work rule now in effect

Union Leader (5/30/19) - 2,000 vacancies represent size of systemic problem for Granite Staters

Concord Monitor (5/28/19) - Senate Finance Committee approves psych facility compromise

Seacoast Online (5/28/19) - Senate committee backs 25-bed facility to replace Secure Psychiatric Unit

NHPR (5/28/19) - Epping Teens Weigh In On Lawmakers' Plans To Tackle Vaping

Concord Monitor (5/26/19) - Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response

Union Leader (5/25/19) - Signing dispute holds up DCYF bill

NHPR (5/24/19) - We Asked, You Answered: What Are N.H.'s Workforce Challenges?

NHPR (5/23/19) - In-Depth Day 4: What's Next for New Hampshire's Workforce?

Laconia Daily Sun (5/22/19) - Medicaid must be funded if nursing homes are to survive

NHPR (5/21/19) - In Depth Day 3: Who Are New Hampshire's Untapped Workers?

NHPR (5/20/19) - In Depth Day 2: How N.H. Employers Are Responding to Workforce Challenges

NHPR (5/20/19) - In Depth Day 1: Understanding N.H.'s Workforce Challenges, Including The Statistics And Trends

NHPR (5/20/19) - Sununu Calls for Change to Federal Medicaid Rules on Disability Services

The Berlin Sun (5/18/19) - The state has balanced its budget on the backs of caregivers

Concord Monitor (5/13/19) - Sununu to sign child welfare bills

NHPR (5/9/19) - The Exchange In-Depth: New Hampshire’s Workforce Shortage

NH Business Review (5/9/19) - A plan to ease healthcare workforce shortage

Union Leader (5/8/19) - Bill to reform mental health system for children clears House

Seacoast Online (5/7/19) - Low Medicaid reimbursement rate causing healthcare workforce shortage

Union Leader (5/7/19) - Former U.S. drug czar urges lawmakers to reject legal marijuana

NHPR (5/7/19) - Budget Hearing Draws Health Care Advocates, and Busloads Calling for more School Aid

Concord Monitor (5/6/19) - Health workers, organizations rally for higher health care spending

Union Leader (5/6/19) - Health care workers, patients press lawmakers to boost Medicaid rates

NHPR (5/6/19) - Medical Providers Hope to Keep State Budget Writers' Focus on Workforce Shortage

US News (5/6/19) - Providers, Families Rally for Health Care Workforce Bill

Union Leader (5/5/19) - Building a health care workforce: the real-life implications of inaction

NHPR (5/3/19) - Bill to Hire Dozens of New Employees at DCYF Heads to Governor Sununu

WMUR (5/1/19) - Advocates work to raise awareness of children's mental health

Fosters (4/30/19) - Support for SB 274

Fosters (4/27/19) - Legal marijuana rests in hands of NH Senate

Sentinel Source (4/26/19) - As goes Keene ...: Raising the tobacco/vaping age suddenly has some unexpected allies          

NHPR (4/25/19) - N.H. Senate Passes Bill to Restrict Access to Vaping Devices for Minors

AP News (4/23/19) - NH Senate hears plenty from opponents of legal pot

Valley News (4/23/19) - Opponents to N.H. marijuana legalization show up in force at hearing

NHPR (4/23/19) - Parity for Mental and Physical Care Coverage in N.H. Still A Work In Progress

Concord Monitor (4/18/19) - Concerns about costs rise as Concord hub-and-spoke system gains steam

Concord Monitor (4/15/19) - Data shows that children need home visiting

NH Business Review (4/15/19) - What will be in the NH Senate’s budget?

Sentinel Source (4/5/19) - A hike in state Medicaid rates is long past due

WMUR (4/4/19) - Marijuana legalization passes NH House, but support may be fading

NHPR (4/4/19) - N.H. House Votes to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Nashua Telegraph (4/3/19) - Tobacco law headed for vote

Union Leader (4/3/19) - Nashua is one step closer to fining smoking, vaping teens

Union Leader (4/2/19) - Sununu calls on lawmakers to fund $26M secure psychiatric hospital

Manchester Ink Link (4/1/19) - $45K Manchester Community Health Center grant for pregnany moms and babies with SUD

Conway Daily Sun (3/29/19) - Senate passes a backstop bill to protect the insured

NHPR (3/27/19) - N.H. House Panel Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill, Reworks Tax Structure

Union Leader (3/23/19) - Beyond the Stigma: 'Everyone deserves to be happy,' says UNH student with anxiety disorder

Eagle Tribune (3/23/19) - N.H. lawmakers should support Family Resource Centers

Eagle Times (3/15/19) - Children's health data shows a need for statewide access to services

Manchester Ink Link (3/11/19) - Springing forward with Medical Matters

Nashua Telegraph (2/25/19) - Let’s keep our kids in school

Concord Monitor (2/21/19) - Hope for an improved child behavioral health system

NH Business Review (2/15/19) - NH urgently needs to reform school discipline

Nashua Telegraph (2/13/19) - NH health care worker shortage

Concord Monitor (2/12/19) - State's school discipline system is in need of reform

NHPR (2/11/19) - With Marijuana Legalization Across All Borders, What Does It Mean For N.H.?

NHPR (2/8/19) - New Data Shows a Widespread NH Shortage of Health Care Workers

NHPR (2/8/19) - Lawmakers hear testimony on bill that would raise the smoking age to 21 in NH

Union Leader (2/7/19) - Young voices back in battle to raise smoking age to 21

Public News Service (2/6/19) - Hearing for NH Bill to Repeal Medicaid Work Requirement

NHPR (2/6/19) - NH Lawmakers Debate Repealing Medicaid Expansion Work Requirement

Boston Globe (2/6/19) - New Hampshire's opioid crisis looms over marijuana legalization debate

InDepthNH (2/5/19) - Big turnout for bill to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire

NHPR (2/5/19) - Seabrook resident will join Hassan at State of the Union Address

Union Leader (2/5/19) - Recreational marijuana divdes NH, hopes and fears clash in House drama

Associated Press/Fosters (2/5/19) - NH marijuana bill sparks debate

Nashua Telegraph (2/4/19) - Advocacy group warns against legalization of marijuana

NHPR (2/4/19) - Hundred Seek Addiction Help in First Month of New State Doorway Program

Concord Monitor (2/2/19) - The bipartisan, $100 million plan to bring in health care workers

NHPR (1/28/19) - Report: Services for NH Kids "Tremendously Variable'

Union Leader (1/24/19) - Study shows need for early childhood investment in education in NH

Union Leader (1/17/19) - NH needs to help health care workforce

Associated Press (1/15/19) - Office of Child Advocate Releases First Annual Report

Concord Monitor (1/14/19) - Watchdog report over points to lingering problems at DCYF

NHPR (1/11/19) - Report: NH's Medicaid Work Requirement Will Have Unintended Consequences

Union Leader (1/10/19) - Senator's re-write of Medicaid work requirement under fire from GOP

Monadnock Ledger Transcript (1/8/19) - It's not about medicine, it's about money

Keene Sentinel (1/8/19) - Community Conversation to focus on cannabis legalization

Fosters (1/1/19) - Work requirements now included in new state Medicaid plan