RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim Confirming They Will Continue to Offer Health Care Plans on NH Exchange in 2018

CONCORD – Earlier today, Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim confirmed that they will offer plans on the New Hampshire health insurance marketplace in 2018. Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following statement after the announcement:

“Today’s announcement is great news for ensuring competition in New Hampshire’s health care market in 2018, especially given the unnecessary chaos created by President Trump’s attempts to undermine our health care system. Ensuring competition is a key step, but there is still much more to do to stabilize our health care market and drive down costs for Granite Staters.”

“Last week’s announcement that the Trump administration is forcing New Hampshire to make changes to our successful NH Health Protection Program (NHHPP) means there’s no time to waste in getting to work. More than 52,000 Granite Staters rely on the NHHPP for their health care and this successful, bipartisan program drives down costs for our businesses, hospitals, working families and our state, stabilizes our insurance market, and plays a vital role in combating the opioid crisis.”

“Senate Democrats urge Governor Sununu and our Republican colleagues to stop dragging their feet and begin working with us, across party lines, as soon as possible to improve our health care system and bring down health care costs.”