Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on NH Hospital Association Report on Impact of NH Health Protection Program

Concord – Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn issued the following statement after the release of a New Hampshire Hospital Association report on the economic impact of the NH Health Protection Program:

“Today’s report from the NH Hospital Association is great news and confirms that the New Hampshire Health Protection Program is working to drive down the amount uncompensated care provided by our hospitals, which in turn is reducing healthcare cost-shifting onto our families and businesses.”

“But most importantly, more than 42,000 Granite Staters now have access to quality and affordable health care coverage and the financial stability that comes with it. Whatever the metric- reducing uncompensated care and cost-shifting, combating the substance abuse crisis, or strengthening our workforce and boosting our economy- reauthorizing this program makes sense. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the legislature to reauthorize it as soon as possible.”