For Immediate Release- August 17, 2017
Contact: Representative JR Hoell (603) 315-9002

NH House Freedom Caucus Comments Regarding
Bombshell Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Report

Concord – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) offered the following comments in response to the bombshell revelation in today New Hampshire Union Leader that former Governor Maggie Hassan knew about the dubious Obamacare Medicaid expansion scheme, but said nothing about the threat to state taxpayers during her 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.

“It appears, that as Governor, Maggie Hassan put her personal aspirations ahead of the state when she chose to hide her scheme to pass off an illegal Medicaid expansion setup just long enough to get her through the election last year. Now, we’re learning that she has put the taxpayers of the state in substantial jeopardy in order to advance Obamacare and her career, in addition to asking the taxpayers to foot the bill for lobbying efforts for this illegal scheme” stated Rep. Hoell. (R-Dunbarton)

“Obamacare Medicaid expansion just keeps getting worse and worse for New Hampshire. Last month we learned that it is ruining the state’s individual market, making it unaffordable for people to buy health insurance. Today we are learning that New Hampshire taxpayer have always been at risk by the fishy plan to have hospitals pay the state share of expansion. It’s time for this failing experiment to end,” added Rep. Osborne(R-Aubrun).

“The Freedom Caucus has consistently opposed expanding Obamacare in New Hampshire, largely because we knew that problems would mount and there was never going to be a free lunch. Today’s revelation of just how much danger the last version of Medicaid expansion has put the taxpayers makes the decision to oppose continuing this program even easier. Like all of Obamacare, this program needs to quickly move into the ashbin of history as one more failed attempt at socialized medicine,” concluded Rep. Hill(Northfield).

The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus is a grassroots organization consisting of legislators and private citizens, who believe in personal liberty and the traditional conservative “Yankee” values that made New Hampshire a great place to live.
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The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus is a grassroots organization consisting of legislators and private citizens, who believe in personal liberty and the traditional conservative “Yankee” values that made New Hampshire a great place to live.