NH News
1:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Hassan Takes Medicaid Push On the Road; Rankles Morse With Criticism Of GOP

Governor Hassan stumped for expansion in Plymouth. That’s the home district of Republican Jeanie Forrester, the senate’s new finance chair.

Last week Hassan visited Hampton, a town represented by Republican Senator Nancy Stiles. And on Saturday night, speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser, Hassan told the crowd of 1000 that the Medicaid proposal backed by senate Republicans simply won’t work.

“The bad deal that the Senate Republicans are offering will hurt our citizens and our state more than no deal at all.”

Senate President Chuck Morse was quick to criticize what he called Hassan’s partisan rhetoric.  He added that he hopes the Governor will focus less on press conferences and more on working at the state house. Lawmakers are set to vote Thursday on competing proposals to extend health insurance to about 50,000 people of low income.