Letter: New and disappointed
I recently moved from southern Arizona to southern New Hampshire. I was excited to make this move because I thought the New Hampshire Legislature was more supportive of its constituents than Arizona’s.
I have been following the actions of the House and Senate over the last few months and was disappointed to read last week that they voted against expanding Medicaid, leaving many New Hampshire families, people with disabilities, people with mental health needs, and the elderly without affordable and reliable health care.
For me it’s a no-brainer. Providing affordable and reliable health care saves money for everyone in the long run because people remain healthy and medical debt remains low.
Imagine my surprise to learn that Arizona voted to expand Medicaid while New Hampshire did not. Perhaps before ending the legislative session our representatives should vote to change the slogan of the state to “New Hampshire – Live Free of Health Care and Die Early.”