CONCORD – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today opposed the House and Senate plans to expand the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
“Expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare will mean tens of thousands of patients losing their high-quality private health insurance for a substandard Medicaid program, and neither of these plans addresses the critical impact this will have on our citizens,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director. “Beyond this, Medicaid expansion will also mean longer waits for everyone to see their doctors and to get health care. Both the House and Senate gloss over these serious flaws in their legislation, but it will cause significant problems for New Hampshire residents.”
AFP-NH also pointed out that Medicaid expansion will tie the future of the state’s low tax status to the federal government keeping its promise on maintaining a significantly enhanced Medicaid match rate.
“Those who think that this bill won’t result in a huge impact to the taxpayers likely also believed that ‘if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan’ and that there would be a cap on out of pocket costs,” added Moore. “The record for the federal government keeping ObamaCare promises is abysmal and tying our future to those promises is a huge mistake.”