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.
May 20, 2019
WASHINGTON - Six more Senators today cosponsored the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act as momentum builds for the legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan and her colleagues introduced last week. The addition of Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (R-RI) as cosponsors brings the total cosponsors of the legislation to 14 senators – seven Republicans and seven Democrats. They join Senator Hassan, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH).Read More
May 16, 2019
Senators Hassan, Cassidy, and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to End Practice of Surprise Medical Bills for Granite Staters and Americans
WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced bipartisan legislation today to end the practice of surprise medical bills. The Senators announced the introduction of the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act along with Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Tom Carper (D-DE), at a press conference today. U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are also cosponsoring the bill.Read More
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act, legislation to improve the way patients receive care for mental illness in emergency departments. The bipartisan bill would establish a competitive grant program for emergency departments to adopt more collaborative and connected mental health care models and deploy new technology to better connect patients with appropriate resources in their communities.Read More
May 10, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins President Trump, Republican Colleagues at White House Event to End Surprise Medical Bills
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined President Donald Trump, along with her Republican colleagues, including Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), at a White House event on surprise medical bills.Read More
May 09, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today issued the following statement after attending a White House event with President Trump on the need to end the practice of surprise medical bills:Read More
May 02, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the Trump Administration formally declared its position that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down in a new court filing. The Department of Justice announced it was changing its position in March.Read More
April 05, 2019
At University of New Hampshire Law School Forum, Senator Hassan Discusses Bipartisan Efforts to Tackle Rising Costs of Health Care
CONCORD - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, delivered remarks today at a University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law forum on the rising costs of health care, where she discussed her bipartisan efforts to lower health care costs for hard-working Granite Staters and all Americans.Read More