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.
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
September 21, 2017
Senator Hassan Meets Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Underscores Harmful Impact Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Proposal Would Have on New Hampshire
CONCORD - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited with Bodhi Bhattarai of Concord, who experiences spinal muscular atrophy and needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifesaving drugs every year. Senator Hassan also spoke with Bodhi’s mother Deodonne Bhattarai -- who the Senator also saw at an emergency health care field hearing she and Senator Shaheen held in June -- about how the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal would be devastating for children like Bodhi.Read More
June 02, 2017
At Coos County Nursing Hospital, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Protecting Medicaid for Older Granite Staters
WEST STEWARTSTOWN - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Coos County Nursing Hospital, touring the facility and highlighting the importance of preventing the devastating cuts to Medicaid included in Trumpcare and the President's budget proposal. Medicaid is the primary payer of long-term services and supports, which includes nursing home services. Thousands of Granite Staters in nursing homes rely on Medicaid for nursing home services.Read More
May 30, 2017
Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Social Security Caregiver Credit Act to Provide Retirement Credit to Family Caregivers
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in introducing the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act – legislation that will create a Social Security Caregiver credit and provide modest retirement compensation to individuals who have had to leave the workforce or reduce their hours to care for a loved one. The bill will also authorize funds to provide medical training to family caregivers.Read More