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November 09, 2018

WMUR: Hassan Files Bill Aimed at Addressing Surprise Emergency Room Bills

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday met with Granite Staters at Restoration Café in Manchester who have been impacted by surprise medical bills, where they received massive, unexpected medical bills for care that they did not realize was considered out-of-network. Senator Hassan recently introduced legislation to help address this problem.

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October 31, 2018

Get Health Coverage: How To Take Advantage of Open Enrollment

Granite Staters, health care open enrollment is underway!

The open enrollment period for the individual health insurance market begins November 1, 2018 and continues until December 15, 2018. Coverage obtained on the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2019.


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October 30, 2018

Vox: “It’s unacceptable”: Sen. Maggie Hassan explains her plan to end surprise ER bills

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan spoke with Sarah Kliff of Vox about new legislation she introduced to address surprise medical bills, which pose a financial burden to far too many Granite Staters and Americans who receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network. 

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October 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Dover Regional Career Technical Center Four Years After Signing Bill to Help Fund Construction as Governor

DOVER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC) yesterday where she spoke with teachers and students about the importance of CTE programs and toured some of the classes offered at the center, including culinary arts, cosmetology, electrical technology, animal science classes, and more. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC.

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October 18, 2018

Health Affairs on Senator Hassan’s Surprise Medical Bills Legislation: “Hassan’s bill would nearly eliminate surprise out-of-network bills for enrollees in employer-provided health plans”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Health Affairs published a piece today on Senator Maggie Hassan’s No More Surprise Medical Bills Act, which she introduced to help address surprise medical bills, where patients receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they didn’t realize was considered out-of-network.

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October 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Presses Counterterrorism Official on Size of ISIS, Urges FBI Director to Crack Down on “Deepfakes”

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, participated in a hearing yesterday where she pressed Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Russell “Russ” Travers on recent reports that a resurgent ISIS has 30,000 fighters engaged in its attempts to reassert control over Iraq and Syria, seemingly contradicting President Trump’s assertion that ISIS has been “obliterated.”

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September 28, 2018

The New Hampshire: Senator Hassan: An Open Letter to New Hampshire College Students

by Maggie Hassan

As another school year begins, there is much to be excited about. In the year to come, you will be challenged in your beliefs, you will meet new and interesting people, and you will learn skills and ideas that will prepare you for whatever you decide to do next. Unfortunately, for many of you, these opportunities will come at a high financial cost, requiring you to rely on student loans that will take, on average, a decade to pay off. This impacts the choices you can make about your futures — from where to work and live, to whether to pursue an advanced degree.

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September 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Emphasizes Importance of Combating PFAS Contamination at First-Ever Senate Hearing on PFAS

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, participated yesterday in the first-ever Senate hearing on contamination of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water in New Hampshire and across the country.

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September 20, 2018

Washington Post on Efforts by Senator Hassan, Bipartisan Colleagues to Push DHS to Strengthen Cyber Defenses

by Derek Hawkins

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Washington Post highlighted efforts by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and colleagues from both parties in the U.S. Senate and House to push the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen its cyber defenses.

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September 19, 2018

Senator Hassan and Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo Op-Ed: The Girls In STEM Statistics Are Dismal — But Here’s How We’re Working To Change That

by Senator Maggie Hassan and Girl Scouts USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo

WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan co-wrote an op-ed in Bustle with Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo, emphasizing the importance of providing young women and girls the tools, training, and skills to enter the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Senator Hassan has long worked to promote the engagement of women and girls in STEM fields. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, she voted to … Continue Reading

August 27, 2018

Senators Hassan and Whitehouse Probe Federal Agencies for Information Regarding Rudy Giuliani’s Potential Conflicts of Interest in Representing Purdue Pharma

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent letters last week to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), requesting information about potential conflicts of interest caused by Rudy Giuliani’s simultaneous work on behalf of both the DOJ and DEA while he was also representing Purdue during a criminal investigation for the fraudulent marketing of OxyContin, a powerful prescription opioid.

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August 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Hears from Granite Staters about What Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Mean to Them, Highlights Importance of Safeguarding Such Protections and Lowering Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs

by Hadley Barndollar

PORTSMOUTH – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Granite Staters last week to hear from them about what protections for pre-existing conditions mean to them personally. As the Trump Administration continues to undermine the country’s health care system and threaten to strip coverage away from those who need it most, Senator Hassan highlighted the importance of safeguarding protections for people with pre-existing conditions and lowering the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

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August 20, 2018

Senator Hassan Seacoast Online Op-Ed: Expanding Opportunity by Making Rent More Affordable

by Senator Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan wrote an op-ed over the weekend in Seacoast Online, emphasizing the importance of increasing access to affordable housing in communities across New Hampshire, and discussing her efforts in Congress to expand opportunity for hard-working Granite Staters by making rent more affordable.

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August 08, 2018

Senators Hassan and Gardner Op-Ed in The Hill: AIRWAVES Act will Help Bridge the Urban-Rural Digital Divide by Investing in Broadband Infrastructure

by Maggie Hassan and Cory Gardner

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrote an op-ed for The Hill this week highlighting the AIRWAVES Act, a bipartisan bill the Senators co-authored, which will help bridge the urban-rural digital divide by investing in broadband infrastructure.

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August 08, 2018

In Medium Post, Senator Hassan Highlights Secretary DeVos’s Record of Putting Fraudulent, For-Profit Colleges Ahead of Students

by Maggie Hassan

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan posted on Medium today highlighting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s record of putting fraudulent, for-profit colleges before the needs of students. In her piece, the Senator outlined the numerous ways that Secretary DeVos is putting the interests of for-profit colleges first, including staffing the Department of Education with people tied to some of the industry’s worst actors, disbanding the Department’s fraud unit, gutting protections for students, and weakening relief for students who have been defrauded.

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August 01, 2018

Senators Hassan and Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Cybersecurity Efforts at Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill that would bolster cybersecurity by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make permanent the “cyber hunt” and “cyber incident response” teams that work to help prevent cyberattacks on federal agencies, critical infrastructure, and the private sector, as well as help mitigate the impact of such attacks when they occur.

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July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan and Representative Kuster Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill that Targets Counterfeit Pill Makers to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday Senator Maggie Hassan and Representative Annie Kuster introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) called the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act. This bipartisan legislation requires anyone who owns tableting or encapsulating machines, which are used to manufacture pills, to register them with the DEA to help ensure that the machines are not used for illicit purposes.

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July 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Confronts Michigan State Interim President for Disparaging Survivor of Larry Nassar’s Abuse

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan confronted Michigan State University Interim President John Engler for disparaging Rachael Denhollander, a survivor of Larry Nassar’s abuse.

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July 20, 2018

Tampa Bay Times on Senator Hassan Efforts to Support Veterans in Crisis

by Howard Altman

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Tampa Bay Times published an article this week on efforts to establish a “Green Alert System” to help locate missing veterans similar to how Amber Alert systems help the public locate missing children. The article spotlights efforts underway from Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Donald Bolduc of New Hampshire to set up a Green Alert system that spreads the word about a missing veteran or service member via social media.

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July 19, 2018

Newburyport Daily News Editorial: In Blockbuster's Swan Song, a Sad Note About Access

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, the Newburyport Daily News Editorial Board wrote a piece today drawing attention to the urban-rural digital divide that has persisted for far too long in rural communities across the country. The editorial notes that a challenge for expanding broadband in rural areas is flawed mapping from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that determines where federal money is distributed to build out broadband infrastructure. Currently, the maps show that certain areas are covered with high-speed internet where on-the-ground experience suggests otherwise.

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