Safeguarding Social Security and Medicare
Senator Hassan is working to ensure that older Granite Staters and Americans have the support they need to remain active participants in our economic and civic life.
The Senator is fighting to protect and strengthen the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare. She strongly opposes any attempt to privatize Medicare, turn Medicare into a voucher program, or increase the Medicare eligibility age. The Senator will also stand up against attempts to privatize or cut Social Security or raise the retirement age.
She opposes efforts to cut Medicaid, which provides home- and community-based care and nursing home care for thousands of New Hampshire seniors.
Senator Hassan also understands that in too many cases, seniors who live on a fixed income struggle with the high costs of the necessities of everyday life. She is focused on finding ways to address that issue, including working to lower the costs of prescription drugs and fighting to make affordable hearing aids available over-the-counter.
May 14, 2019
Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Making it Easier For Americans to Save for Retirement During Senate Finance Hearing
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted today the importance of making it easier for Americans to save for retirement. The Senator recently cosponsored a bill – led by the Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, Ron Wyden (D-OR) – to allow employees who make student loan payments to receive an employer match into their retirement accounts for those payments.Read More
April 03, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded the unanimous Senate passage yesterday of bipartisan legislation to help improve Medicaid, which includes a provision backed by Senator Hassan to close a loophole that allows the pharmaceutical industry to exploit taxpayer dollars. The bipartisan Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 passed the House of Representatives last month and now heads to the President’s desk for a signature.Read More
March 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after President Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Following calls from Senators Hassan and Shaheen and the entire New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, the budget proposal includes $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response grants that fund prevention, treatment, and recovery and support services.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
September 26, 2017
Senator Hassan on CNN Health Care Debate: “Saying that Medicaid Expansion Did Not Help Save Ashley’s Life Demeans her Journey and Shows a Fundamental Lack of Understanding of this Crisis”
WASHINGTON - During last night’s health care debate, CNN took a question from Ashley Hurteau, a New Hampshire substance misuse treatment advocate who got treatment because of her coverage through New Hampshire’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion. Ashley was Senator Hassan’s guest of honor for President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.Read More
September 25, 2017
Shaheen, Hassan Join NH Healthcare Providers and Patients To Condemn Disastrous Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill
(Washington, DC)- At a press conference this morning at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined New Hampshire healthcare providers and patients who would be impacted by the catastrophic effects of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare repeal bill.Read More
September 22, 2017
ICYMI: Senator Hassan Visits Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Underscores How Harmful Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill Would Be
CONCORD - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited with Bodhi Bhattarai of Concord, who experiences spinal muscular atrophy, and spoke with Bodhi’s parents about how devastating the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill would be for children like Bodhi. Bodhi's mother, Deodonne Bhattarai, told WMUR that under Trumpcare, "If we sold our house, we could probably keep him alive for another year."Read More