NH News
3:49 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

HHS Officials Campaign for the Affordable Care Act

 

An official with Obama administration came to Manchester today to tout the achievements of the Affordable Care Act.

At an event organized by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire residents told their stories of how the health-care law had improved their lives.

It’s part of a push by the Obama administration to win support for the Affordable Care Act in light of the New Hampshire Legislature’s attempts to throw up road-blocks in the path of the law’s implementation.

Christie Hager, the regional director of HHS, says her department isn’t waiting for a supreme court ruling on the law. The court hears arguments on the case next week.

"We are confident in the very sound constitutional grounds," Hager says, "We are, every day, moving full force with implementation with the provisions of the law."

Hager mentioned that that work includes preparing a federally administered insurance exchange for the Granite State, in case one has not been created by 2014.