Every Granite Stater and American deserves the opportunity to have quality, affordable health insurance coverage to help them live healthy and productive lives. Senator Hassan knows that affordable health coverage and access to care are not just critical to the freedom, dignity, and well-being of our citizens, but also to the strength of our economy.
During her time as Governor, Senator Hassan worked to bring Democrats and Republicans together in New Hampshire to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Expanded Medicaid covers more than 50,000 hard-working Granite Staters and includes coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services.
Senator Hassan is willing to work with anyone who is serious about improving and building on the Affordable Care Act – but repeal is not the answer. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Senator is focused on strengthening our health care system and making care more affordable. To lower the cost of prescription drugs, the Senator supports measures including allowing Medicare to negotiate the prices of prescription drugs and permitting the safe importation of drugs from countries such as Canada.
The Senator opposes politically motivated efforts to undermine women’s access to quality health care, such as attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, and is fighting to protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. She will also stand up to protect the long-term viability of Medicare and will oppose any effort to privatize Medicare or turn it into a voucher system.
December 15, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on a Texas court decision that would strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. The ruling will not be in effect as it is appealed.Read More
December 14, 2018
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan announced yesterday that she will serve on the Senate Finance Committee beginning in January, positioning her to continue leading on efforts to expand economic opportunity and support job-creating businesses. The Senator will also continue to serve on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.Read More
December 14, 2018
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Combat Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Types of Dementia
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate this week passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan that will create a public health infrastructure to help combat Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.Read More
December 07, 2018
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, this week cosponsored bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would fix an issue in Medicaid that has allowed pharmaceutical manufacturers to misclassify their drugs and overcharge taxpayers by hundreds of millions of dollars.Read More
November 29, 2018
Senate HELP Committee Advances Bipartisan Bills Supported by Senator Hassan to Enhance the Health and Well-Being of Granite Staters and Americans
WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted to approve bipartisan legislation supported by Senator Hassan – a member of the Committee – to help improve the health and well-being of Granite Staters and Americans, particularly women in need of maternity care and individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.Read More
November 28, 2018
Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Tackling Surprise Medical Bills During Senate Hearing on Health Care Costs
WASHINGTON - Today, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on health care costs, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted a bill she recently introduced that would help end surprise medical bills from emergency care or care that patients thought was in their insurance network.Read More
November 20, 2018
CONCORD - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan met yesterday with Granite Staters, where she heard their personal experiences with the health care system and emphasized her commitment to ensuring that all Granite Staters and Americans have quality, affordable health insurance coverage.Read More