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4:48 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Congressional Delegation Reaction Falls Along Party Lines

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is reacting largely along party lines to the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care.

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NH News
3:59 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

New Hampshire Health Insurance Companies React to Affordable Care Act Decision

New Hampshire insurance carriers say they are generally supportive of the Supreme Court’s health care ruling.

MVP Health Care says it supports many of the goals of the ACA, such as ensuring that all Americans have affordable health coverage and access to high-quality care. However, the company says there are parts of the act that policymakers should reconsider, such as the cuts to Medicare Advantage health benefit plans and the “Small Business Health Insurance Tax.”

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12:55 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Video: President Obama's Speech On Affordable Care Act Ruling

Screenshot of President Obama speaking this afternoon about the Affordable Care Act ruling.
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In case you missed hearing President Obama's speech on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, you can watch the full speech below courtesy of the White House Blog.

 

President Obama
12:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Live from the White House: Obama Talks About the Health Care Ruling

President Obama will talk about the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act at 12:15 p.m. Listen to live coverage on NHPR, watch the address below, or here on WhiteHouse.gov.

View the live video stream here if you are experiencing difficulties.

NH News
12:08 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

N.H. Lawmakers and Politicians React To Supreme Court Decision

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A look at the statements made by N.H.'s congressional delegation, state lawmakers and state politicians.

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8:26 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling On Affordable Care Expected This Morning

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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule today in the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Today is the last day of the Court's current term, and the ruling is expected to be released not long after 10 a.m. NHPR will bring you coverage through the day and the days ahead of what this highly-anticipated decision will mean. Join us today at 2:00 p.m. for a special edition of Talk of the Nation and check back at NHPR.org for updates.
The biggest surprise Thursday morning at the Supreme Court will be if the justices do not issue their most-anticipated decision of the year — on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act; the health care overhaul enacted in 2010.
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NH News
5:57 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Lawmakers Knock Down 7 of Lynch's Vetos, Uphold 6

Amanda Loder

Wednesday the New Hampshire House and Senate overrode seven of Gov. John Lynch’s vetoes and allowed six to stand.

The voting came rapid-fire in the Senate, which made it through seven of its own bills in the morning, and then waited for the House to work through its backlog in the afternoon. The House votes came at a statelier pace at first, but then picked up after lunch. At the end of the day seven of Lynch's vetoes were knocked down, and six allowed to stand.

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NH News
5:29 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Photo Identification of Voters Becomes Law

The Legislature has overridden Governor Lynch’s veto of a voter ID law. The bill allows a variety of forms this fall—including student IDs. Starting next year, only government issued identifications, including driver’s licenses, military ID’s and passports will be accepted.

Representative David Bates of Windham told colleagues that tighter restrictions are needed to ensure fair elections.

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NH News
4:54 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Sen. Shaheen Pushes For Student Loan Deal

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire Community College Chancellor Ross Gittell are calling on Congress to hold down interest rates on school loans. The rates are scheduled to double for new federal subsidized Stafford loans on July first.

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NH News
4:46 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Another Patient Tests Positive for Hep C

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says another Exeter Hospital patient has tested positive for the original strain of hepatitis C. This brings the total count to 21—20 patients and 1 hospital employee.

The current testing pool includes anyone associated with the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab or recovery room between October 1, 2010 and May 25, 2012.

New Hampshire Director of Public Health, José Montero, says that the DHHS continues to work in close collaboration with Exeter Hospital while the CDC independently checks testing results.

NH News
4:24 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Governor's Veto Of Fetal Homicide Bill Stands

New Hampshire's House has failed to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill that expanded the state's homicide law to include causing the death of a fetus.

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4:22 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Legislature Overrides Veto On Ed Tax Credits

New Hampshire's Legislature has voted to override a bill vetoed by Gov. John Lynch that is intended to help public school students switch to private schools.

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NH News
2:35 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Legislature Overrides Veto On Abortion Bill

New Hampshire's Legislature has voted to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill banning partial-birth abortions.

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NH News
12:55 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Senate Fails To Override Right to Publicity Veto

Gov. John Lynch's veto of a "right to publicity" bill motivated by J.D. Salinger's family will stand, after the New Hampshire Senate failed to get enough votes to override it.

The bill would have extended the state's "common law right to control the commercial use of one's identity" for 70 years beyond someone's death. It was sponsored at the request of Salinger's heirs who said they were offended by the use of "The Catcher in the Rye" author's image and name on items such as coffee mugs.

Salinger, who died in 2010, spent much of his life in rural Cornish.

NH News
12:08 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

N.H. Senate Fails To Override Medical Marijuana Veto

The New Hampshire Senate has failed to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of a bill that would legalize the home cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes.

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