“Rising health care costs are squeezing hard-working families in New Hampshire and across our country. I will keep fighting to lower prescription drug costs, hold big pharmaceutical companies accountable, and ensure that all Americans have access to the quality, affordable health insurance coverage that they need to lead healthy and productive lives.” – Senator Hassan
As a member of the Senate Health, Labor, Education, and Pension Committee and the Finance Committee, Senator Hassan is focused on expanding access to quality, affordable health care and lowering health care costs, particularly the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.
The cost of prescription drugs has forced far too many Granite Staters and Americans to make the impossible choice of whether to put food on the table or fill a potentially life-saving prescription. Senator Hassan has cosponsored comprehensive legislation to lower drug costs, including by permitting the safe importation of prescription drugs from places like Canada and allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs.
Additionally, Senator Hassan has been a leader in the fight to end the outrageous practice of surprise medical billing. It is completely unacceptable that people in New Hampshire and across the country do everything they’re supposed to do to ensure that their care is in their insurance network and then still end up with large, unexpected bills from an out-of-network provider. To address this problem, Senator Hassan joined in introducing the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act to end the practice of surprise medical billing.
Senator Hassan is also working to improve and build on the Affordable Care Act – and she fought back against dangerous, partisan efforts that would significantly raise health care costs and strip health insurance away from millions of Americans. She is also standing up to protect the long-term viability of Medicare and will oppose any effort to privatize Medicare or turn it into a voucher system.
Additionally, 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 constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions.
Health care is not a privilege – it is a right, and Senator Hassan will continue fighting to ensure that all hard-working Granite Staters and Americans can get the affordable, quality health care that they need.
April 06, 2021
Senator Hassan Visits Lamprey Health Care and Nashua Fire Station 4 to Discuss COVID-19 Relief Funding
NASHUA — Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited Lamprey Health Care to see its Mobile Health Unit, which was purchased through funding that the center received through the federal CARES Act. The Mobile Health Unit is providing critical primary health, as well as COVID testing and vaccinations, to underserved communities in Nashua and on the Seacoast. Senator Hassan recently joined the rest of the delegation in announcing that New Hampshire received an additional $20 million in vaccine funding for New Hampshire community health centers, including more than $3 million to Lamprey Health Care.Read More
March 31, 2021
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging the Biden administration to ensure that insurance companies are following the law and providing Granite Staters and Americans COVID-19 diagnostic tests at no cost.Read More
March 30, 2021
SALEM - Following Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen’s announcement of more than $30.6 million in additional vaccine funding coming to New Hampshire through COVID-19 relief bills that they worked to pass into law, Senator Hassan today toured a vaccination distribution site at The Mall at Rockingham Park. The Senator was joined by Perry Plummer, who is leading COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts in New Hampshire; members of the Salem Fire Department; and members of the New Hampshire National Guard who are helping to run the vaccination site.Read More
March 30, 2021
MANCHESTER – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan discussed the American Rescue Plan’s major investments in supporting COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment efforts during a tour of Amoskeag Health in Manchester. Senator Hassan and the NH Congressional Delegation announced last week that Amoskeag Health will receive $3.2 million through the American Rescue Plan.Read More
March 29, 2021
Shaheen, Hassan Announce More Than $30.6 Million in Supplemental Vaccine Funding Heading to New Hampshire
( Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that New Hampshire will receive an additional $30,687,981 in vaccine administration grants from the December 2020 COVID-19 response package and the American Rescue Plan. These grants come following Shaheen’s successful push along with Senator Hassan to secure additional vaccine funding through the American Rescue Plan for small states like New Hampshire, to correct a flawed formula from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that previously shortchanged small states on critical federal funding for vaccines and testing.Read More
March 29, 2021
Murkowski, Hassan, Cassidy, Rosen Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Give Patients Safe, Timely Access to Treatment
/b>U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Safe Step Act of 2021, legislation to put reasonable limits on step therapy. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA-36) Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (OH-02), Lucy McBath (GA-06), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (IA-02).Read More
March 25, 2021
Senator Hassan Addresses Health Disparities for Individuals with Disabilities and People of Color During Committee Hearing
WASHINGTON - During a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) highlighted the challenges that individuals with disabilities face in accessing COVID-19 vaccinations, as well the disparity that people of color in rural areas face in accessing primary care, which is a particular concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More