Health Care

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. 

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