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PHOTOS: Hassan signs N.H. Medicaid expansion bill

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan reaches for one of the many pens laid next to SB 413, a piece of legislation that accepts federal funds to expand access to health coverage to 50,000 people in New Hampshire, while signing the bill on Thursday morning, March 27, 2014 at the State House. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Gov. Maggie Hassan reaches for one of the many pens laid next to SB 413, a piece of legislation that accepts federal funds to expand access to health coverage to 50,000 people in New Hampshire, while signing the bill on Thursday morning, March 27, 2014 at the State House.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Deb Fournier, of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, hugs House Speaker Terie Norelli, a Portsmouth Democrat, before the press conference and signing of SB 413 on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014. Gov. Maggie Hassan signed SB 413, a piece of legislation that accepts federal funds to expand access to health coverage to 50,000 people in New Hampshire, alongside supporters of the bill like Fournier. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Deb Fournier, of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, hugs House Speaker Terie Norelli, a Portsmouth Democrat, before the press conference and signing of SB 413 on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014. Gov. Maggie Hassan signed SB 413, a piece of legislation that accepts federal funds to expand access to health coverage to 50,000 people in New Hampshire, alongside supporters of the bill like Fournier.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Amy Kennedy, with the Governor's Office, is reflected on the glass top table while collecting the 18 pens that were a part of the signing of SB 413, the bill that expanded health care for 50,000 New Hampshire residents, on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Amy Kennedy, with the Governor's Office, is reflected on the glass top table while collecting the 18 pens that were a part of the signing of SB 413, the bill that expanded health care for 50,000 New Hampshire residents, on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan reaches for one of the many pens laid next to SB 413, a piece of legislation that accepts federal funds to expand access to health coverage to 50,000 people in New Hampshire, while signing the bill on Thursday morning, March 27, 2014 at the State House. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Deb Fournier, of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, hugs House Speaker Terie Norelli, a Portsmouth Democrat, before the press conference and signing of SB 413 on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014. Gov. Maggie Hassan signed SB 413, a piece of legislation that accepts federal funds to expand access to health coverage to 50,000 people in New Hampshire, alongside supporters of the bill like Fournier. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Amy Kennedy, with the Governor's Office, is reflected on the glass top table while collecting the 18 pens that were a part of the signing of SB 413, the bill that expanded health care for 50,000 New Hampshire residents, on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Yesterday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed the Medicaid expansion bill, a piece of legislation that accepts federal money to extend health coverage access to 50,000 people in New Hampshire. It is projected to cost $340 million a year once the expansion is in place, with 100 percent of that paid for by federal money through 2017.

.....and was added to the roles?

Great!! Now, tell me who picks up the almost-certain-to-double $340 million tab after 2017? Notice that all the politicians committing the taxpayers to this program will be long out of office by then...

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