Maggie Hassan on Health Care
Repair our mental health system; take pressure off ERs
Each of us knows of someone, a friend, a family member, a neighbor who has suffered from mental illness. Right now, many children who are suicidal are stuck for days in emergency rooms because there is nowhere else for them to go.
We can all agree that
our mental health system is deeply strained. And though we won't fix all of our challenges at once, it is time to resume our efforts to repair our mental health system. We must phase in changes with a systematic approach that will strengthen all aspects
of mental health care in our state and move us toward more community-based care.
And that is what this budget does. Over the next two years, it will add a new designated receiving facility to take the pressure off local emergency rooms and provide
more appropriate critical treatment environments. It will add new acute psychiatric residential treatment beds, in addition to the beds at the state hospital. And it will focus on treating people in their communities, with 75 new community residence beds
Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address
, Feb 14, 2013
ObamaCare helps working families afford health insurance
As a State Senator, Maggie worked hard to make quality, affordable health care a reality for every Granite Stater. In the legislature, Maggie:
Affordable Care Act: As governor, Maggie will bring the same priorities of lowering
costs and expanding coverage back to Concord. Maggie believes we should accept $1 billion in available federal funding to help working families afford health insurance, and will work to make sure the state is protected financially into the future.
Source: N.H. Governor 2012 campaign website, maggiehassan.com
, Nov 6, 2012
- Wrote a bill to bring transparency and fairness to health care costs across the state, which passed the
Senate 24-0 in 2010
- Partnered with Republicans and business leaders to replace a failed law that let insurance companies discriminate against sick workers and drove up health insurance costs for businesses across NH
- Helped pass a law to enable
children to remain on their parent's health insurance until the age of 26
- Sponsored Connor's Law, which requires insurances companies to cover treatment for autism
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