Tag Archives | Health Care

Senators Larsen and D’Allesandro Respond to Passage of Senate Budget

“I find it outrageous that the Senate Republican budget writers chose to put $41.8 million into the state’s rainy day fund by 2013, rather than meet the most serious needs of the people of this state.  We already have one of the strongest AA+ bond ratings in our state with just a $9.3 million rainy […]

Needs of Seniors Must Be Addressed; Funding Protected

Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen of Concord today introduced legislation in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee aimed at protecting funding for the needs of elderly nursing home residents.  SB 164 seeks to preserve the level of funding for the “personal needs allowance” of nursing home residents by setting a base amount – not to be […]

NH Plan for Retiree Medical Funds Draws National Interest

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s adoption of a groundbreaking plan to allow local, county and state employee groups to set up medical trust funds for retirees has attracted national interest. The National Retiree Healthcare Summit in Washington D.C. has asked Senator Harold Janeway (D-Webster) to attend a conference in December to talk about New Hampshire’s efforts. […]

In Case You Missed It: NH No. 1 in Child Health Nationally

With responsible Democratic leadership New Hampshire is ranked number one again Concord – Today, the Annie E. Casey foundation ranked New Hampshire as the best state in terms of child well-being.  The foundation surveys all fifty states every year ranking them on key measures of child health. A detailed look into the rankings shows that […]

Insurance and Health Care Cost Bills Signed by Governor

CONCORD – Senators and health care advocates celebrated today as Governor John Lynch signed two bills to launch major studies of rising health insurance premiums and health care costs in New Hampshire. Senate Bill 505 creates the Commission on Health Care Cost Containment, which will be charged with looking at the health care reimbursement system, […]

Insurance and Health Care Cost Bills Signed by Governor Lynch

Friday, July 23, 2010 Contact: Senator Maggie Hassan (603) 271-2111 CONCORD – Senators and health care advocates celebrated today as Governor John Lynch signed two bills to launch major studies of rising health insurance premiums and health care costs in New Hampshire. Senate Bill 505 creates the Commission on Health Care Cost Containment, which will […]

New Hospice Care Benefit Now Available To N.H. Medicaid Patients

Contact: Senator Peggy Gilmour (603) 271-3569 CONCORD – New Hampshire Medicaid patients can get the benefit of hospice care at the end of life now that a 2009 state law has been fully implemented this month. New Hampshire is one of the last states to offer hospice care under Medicaid – a move that’s expected […]

Prescott Continues to Favor Big Insurance Over Struggling Families

Republican State Senate candidate pledges to reinstate Senate Bill 110 Concord – Last weekend, Russell Prescott once again demonstrated that he supports big insurance companies and abusive practices over New Hampshire families hit with an unexpected health crisis. According to a Seacoastonline.com article published on Sunday, Prescott intends on running a campaign on “issues he […]

Bills to Help Health Care Consumers Advance to Governor

CONCORD – Two Senate bills designed to protect health care consumers head to the governor after the Senate agreed yesterday to some changes made by the House. Senate Bill 392 protects people without insurance from being charged substantially more for the same hospital services than people with insurance. It also calls for the state Department […]

House Committee Supports Senate Bill on Health Care Costs

CONCORD – The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee voted 17-0 today to recommend passage of Senate Bill 505, which would create a health care cost containment commission. The House committee made a couple of changes to the bill — expanding the commission’s membership from seven to 11 members by adding several public members, including […]