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March 27, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins in Introducing Two Bills to Support Veterans

Senator Also Commends Harbor Homes, Community Leaders on Efforts to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness in the Greater Nashua Area

 

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March 27, 2017

ICYMI: New Hampshire Leads Effort to Treat Overdoses as Crime Scenes

ICYMI: New Hampshire Leads Effort to Treat Overdoses as Crime Scenes Training Program to Prosecute Drug Dealers Established Under then-Governor Hassan’s Leadership WASHINGTON - On Friday, the Associated Press highlighted New Hampshire’s successful training program that educates police officers and prosecutors on how to treat drug overdoses as crime scenes and has become a “blueprint” for other attorneys general across the nation whose states are battling substance misuse. … Continue Reading


March 21, 2017

ICYMI: Vox: “If it wasn’t for insurance, I wouldn’t be here”: how Obamacare’s end would worsen the opioid crisis

Key Points: The Republican bill currently working through Congress, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would take steps to dismantle Obamacare over the next few years. It would phase out the Medicaid expansion. It would weaken essential health benefits for private plans by eliminating “actuarial value” requirements that require insurers to pay for a certain amount of care — making it so insurers can effectively say that they cover, say, mental health and addiction care without actu… Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

ICYMI: President Trump’s Budget Proposal Called a “Stab in the Back” for New Hampshire’s North Country

ICYMI: President Trump's Budget Proposal Called a "Stab in the Back" for New Hampshire's North Country WASHINGTON - Last week, the Berlin Daily Sun and Union Leader underscored the harmful impact President Trump's budget proposal would have on the health, well-being, and economic stability of New Hampshire's North Country. President Trump's budget proposal includes the elimination of the Northern Border Regional Commission, which has invested millions of dollars to help spur economic and… Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Highlights Senator Hassan’s Continued Efforts to Combat Substance Misuse in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Over the weekend, Seacoast Online highlighted Senator Hassan's continued efforts at the federal level to combat substance misuse in New Hampshire and help save lives. The article highlighted Senator Hassan's first official speech on the Senate floor last week, where she focused on the urgent need for continued bipartisan federal action to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan also underscored her concerns with Trumpcare and the harmful imp… Continue Reading


March 17, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Leads Roundtable Discussion at Families First in Portsmouth on Trumpcare’s Impact on New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan led a roundtable discussion hosted by Portsmouth community health center Families First with AARP State Director Todd Fahey, health care professionals, patients, and substance misuse treatment professionals who highlighted the "negative impacts of House Republicans' proposed health care bill" would have, "especially on New Hampshire residents with health care coverage for the first time under the Affordable Care Act." Key Points: Senator Maggie Has… Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Continued Federal Action to Combat Substance Misuse Crisis in Maiden Floor Speech

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Highlights Need for Continued Federal Action to Combat Substance Misuse Crisis in Maiden Floor Speech WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan delivered her first official speech on the U.S. Senate floor, focusing on the need for continued bipartisan federal action to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis. Click here for the full video of Senator Hassan's speech or see below for a recap of coverage: Eagle Tribune: U.S. Sen. Magg… Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Highlight Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Granite Staters

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Hassan Highlight Harmful Impact Trumpcare Would Have on Granite Staters WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan held a press conference at Concord Hospital where they highlighted the harmful impact that Trumpcare would have on Granite Staters by ending New Hampshire’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion, cutting and capping the traditional Medicaid program, and raising premiums - especially for older Americans - while giving insurance CEOs a ne… Continue Reading


March 10, 2017

ICYMI: Public Health and Substance Misuse Treatment Experts Say Trumpcare “Could Exacerbate the Opioid Crisis”

ICYMI: Public Health and Substance Misuse Treatment Experts Say Trumpcare “Could Exacerbate the Opioid Crisis” WASHINGTON - According to public health and substance misuse treatment experts, Trumpcare “could exacerbate the opioid crisis” by ending Medicaid expansion, cutting and capping the traditional Medicaid program, eliminating provisions requiring Medicaid to cover behavioral health and substance use disorder services, and leaving more individuals uninsured. Here’s what a fe… Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Presses FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Denounce Trump’s Attacks on the First Amendment

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, during a U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing, Senator Maggie Hassan pressed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on whether he agreed with President Trump's comments that the news media is the "enemy of the people." Chairman Pai repeatedly declined to answer, raising concerns about his commitment to protecting the freedom of the press. Click here for video of the exchange or see below for highlights of coverage: CNN: … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

ICYMI: WMUR Highlights Senator Hassan’s Guest for Presidential Address, Substance Abuse Treatment Advocate Ashley Hurteau

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, WMUR covered Senator Maggie Hassan's guest of honor, substance abuse treatment advocate Ashley Hurteau of Dover, for President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. Ashley is now in recovery from heroin addiction after she was able to access substance abuse treatment because of New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan. Click here to read the full article or see below for excerpts: A Dover woman who went from being a heroin addict to helping others ge… Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

ICYMI: Nashua Telegraph Editorial: SALTS Act is the Right Step for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON - Today, The Nashua Telegraph editorial board highlighted the Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act, bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing to help make it easier to prosecute the sale and distribution of synthetic substances with high risks of addiction and abuse. The editorial board emphasized the importance of this "common sense legislation" in supporting law enforcement battling the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. Senator Ha… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

ICYMI: North Country Health Care Providers Warn of Harmful Impact of Potential ACA Repeal

WASHINGTON - Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, and Representative Annie Kuster met with health care providers from the North Country who told them about the harmful impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion would have on access to affordable health care and New Hampshire's efforts to combat the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis. InDepthNH covered the discussion where the health care providers told the delegation that "If the Affordable Care Act is r… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

ICYMI: During State Work Period Senator Hassan Holds Town Hall, Highlights Importance of Protecting ACA and Medicaid Expansion on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic

ICYMI: During State Work Period Senator Hassan Holds Town Hall, Highlights Importance of Protecting ACA and Medicaid Expansion on Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic The Senator Also Highlighted her Commitment to Priorities including Reducing the Burden of Student Debt; Supporting Veterans, Service Members and their Families; and Acting to Combat Climate Change CONCORD - Last week, Senator Maggie Hassan highlighted the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act and M… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

ICYMI: Portsmouth Herald: Hassan Vows to Continue the Opioid Fight in NH

Key Point: "When U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, moved from the corner office in New Hampshire to her Washington, D.C., position, one thing did not change for her - her commitment to do whatever she can to fight the opioid crisis in the state. See below for excerpts or click here for the full story: When U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, moved from the corner office in New Hampshire to her Washington, D.C., position, one thing did not change for her - her commitment to do wh… Continue Reading


February 21, 2017

ICYMI: More Coverage of Senator Hassan's Efforts to Stop Fentanyl and Other Deadly Synthetic Drugs from Entering the Country

ICYMI: More Coverage of Senator Hassan's Efforts to Stop Fentanyl and Other Deadly Synthetic Drugs from Entering the Country Click here to watch WMUR’s report on the STOP Act. WASHINGTON - Last week, WMUR and the Union Leader covered the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation that Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug tr… Continue Reading


February 17, 2017

ICYMI: WSJ: China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids Out of U.S.

ICYMI: WSJ: China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids Out of U.S. WASHINGTON - Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that China is moving to stop the flow of deadly drugs -- including carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues - into the United States. “The news that China is cracking down on fentanyl-like synthetics is very encouraging, and we must continue working with China to ensure that they take meaningful steps to enforce these new measures. In addition, we must continue to push for le… Continue Reading


February 17, 2017

ICYMI: Portsmouth Herald Editorial: Senators Shaheen, Hassan "Right to Vote Against EPA Nominee"

ICYMI: Portsmouth Herald Editorial: Senators Shaheen, Hassan "Right to Vote Against EPA Nominee" WASHINGTON - Today, the Portsmouth Herald highlighted Senators Shaheen and Hassan’s votes against Scott Pruitt's nomination to lead the EPA. The editorial calls the Senators' reasons for opposing Pruitt "compelling" and applauds them “for putting the health and safety of our state's residents above the greed and negligence of those who would pollute our air and water in blind pursuit of profits.” … Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries

ICYMI: Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Importation of Deadly Fentanyl from Other Countries WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) in introducing the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, bipartisan legislation designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders … Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Covers Concerns from Hospitals across New Hampshire about the Harmful Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

ICYMI: Seacoast Online Covers Concerns from Hospitals across New Hampshire about the Harmful Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act WASHINGTON - Seacoast Online highlighted concerns from hospitals across New Hampshire about the harmful consequences that repealing the Affordable Care would have on the health and well-being of Granite Staters and their ability to provide quality care to patients. The article highlighted a roundtable hosted by Senators Hassan and Shaheen… Continue Reading

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