Tag Archives | Health Care

NHDP Executive Director Mike Brunelle Delivers Letter to Senator Bradley Calling on Him to Address His Record of Supporting the Insurance Industry at the Expense of NH’s Working Families

Concord – NHDP Executive Director Mike Brunelle delivered a letter to Senator Jeb Bradley today, calling on him to address his long record of supporting insurance industry profits at the expense of New Hampshire’s working families. Senator Bradley has announced his intention to introduce an amendment to SB 505 tomorrow, which would stand in the […]

Senate Endorses Plan for Retiree Medical Funds

CONCORD – The Senate unanimously endorsed a plan that would allow local, county and state employee groups to set up medical trust funds to provide for retiree health benefits at no cost to the state. Senate Joint Resolution 2 is a bipartisan resolution endorsing the work of the Commission to Propose a Retiree Health Care […]

Legislation Calls for Annual Study of Health Insurance Costs

CONCORD – The state insurance commissioner would be required to study and report back annually on health care costs and trends under legislation presented today to the Senate Commerce, Labor and Consumer Protection Committee today. Senate Bill 392 would require the insurance commissioner to hold public hearings annually to gather information and identify the factors […]

Hospice Care Benefit Signed Into Law

CONCORD – Senators and health care advocates celebrated today as the governor signed legislation that will enable Medicaid patients to get the benefit of hospice care at the end of life. New Hampshire is one of the last states to offer hospice care under Medicaid. “Most Americans wish to die at home. With the support […]

Broadband Bill Signed: Broadband Director to be Hired

HOLDERNESS, N.H. – The goal of bringing faster and better Internet service to all corners of New Hampshire clicked into high speed today with the signing of a bill that will lead to the hiring of a state director of broadband planning and development. Senator Deborah Reynolds (D-Plymouth) joined Governor John Lynch, business and community […]