The two bills are currently being combined into a single legislation that will be voted on next month. As Hassan said, “With today’s positive step forward, it’s clear that we can work through this together and help working people access critical health coverage.” And for at least the next three years it looks like New Hampshire will be joining about 30 other states so far in accepting the federal funding.
Gov. Hassan deserves tremendous credit from all Granite Staters for her yeoman efforts in pushing for these needed resolutions. She spent 2012 campaigning vigorously on many other critical issues as well as the above, positioning herself as a credible successor to four-term governor John Lynch. She has turned out to be exactly what New Hampshire needed on every level, working in a decidedly bipartisan fashion with Democrats and centrist Republicans, and is now on the cusp of delivering on some of her most important promises. And along with the governor, both the GOP and Democrats deserve much praise.
William F. Klessens