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.
February 06, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and other colleagues in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to combat anticompetitive practices used by some brand-name pharmaceutical and biologic companies to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act would deter pharmaceutical companies from blocking cheaper generic alternatives from entering the marketplace.Read More
February 06, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement tonight in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address. The Senator brought Donna Beckman of Seabrook, a Granite Stater who faced a surprise medical bill, as her guest. Donna received a surprise medical bill for $1,648 following a visit to an emergency room that was in her insurance network, and was only later told that a doctor she saw was actually out-of-network. Senator Hassan is leading efforts in Congress to address surprise medical bills.Read More
February 05, 2019
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Calling On Pharmaceutical Companies to Explain Skyrocketing Insulin Prices
WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined her Democratic colleagues on the HELP Committee in sending letters to executives at Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi - the three insulin manufacturers in the U.S. — demanding information about rising insulin costs and questioning the companies that recently decided to raise prices for the life-saving drug even further.Read More
February 05, 2019
Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Answers from Health Care Providers and Insurers on Surprise Medical Bills
WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Tom Carper (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are seeking answers from health care providers and insurers as part of their ongoing effort to develop bipartisan legislation to end surprise medical bills.Read More
January 31, 2019
Senator Hassan to Host Donna Beckman, Who Faced a Surprise Medical Bill, as Her State of the Union Guest
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will host Donna Beckman of Seabrook as her guest of honor for President Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 5th. Donna received a surprise medical bill for $1,648 following a visit to an emergency room that was in her insurance network. She was only later told that a doctor she saw - for about 5 minutes — was actually out-of-network. Senator Hassan is leading efforts in Congress to address surprise medical bills, which pose a financial burden on Granite Staters like Donna and people across the country who receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network.Read More
January 29, 2019
In First Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Continues Her Leadership in Fight to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in her first Senate Finance Committee hearing, where she continued her leadership in the fight to lower prescription drug prices.Read More
January 16, 2019
Hassan and Shaheen Join Colleagues in Reintroducing Resolution to Defend Constitutionality of Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen joined colleagues this week in reintroducing a Senate resolution that would authorize the Senate Legal Counsel to defend Granite Staters and Americans with pre-existing conditions against the lawsuit brought by Republican Attorneys General – and supported by the Trump Administration –Texas v. United States. The court decision would strike down the entire Affordable Care Act and put millions of people at risk of losing their health care coverage. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a similar resolution last week.Read More