Letter: Forrester should support Medicaid expansion
As the owner of a successful small business in Bristol, I keep a careful eye on the cost of doing business, as any business owner does. One of the biggest costs is health insurance. I’m able to afford catastrophic insurance for myself and my husband, but a comprehensive plan with a low deductible is simply out of reach.
Hundreds of other small businesses in New Hampshire are in the same boat. As much as they’d like to, many of these businesses simply cannot afford to give their employees health coverage. Yet these businesses are the economic backbone of dozens and dozens of small towns in the Granite State.
That’s why I support accepting the federal dollars to extend Medicaid coverage to hard-working, lower-income New Hampshire residents.
The facts are obvious: This is a great economic deal for New Hampshire as well as a boon to the health of our citizens and the stability of our workforce. What is not so clear is why certain Republican senators, including Jeanie Forrester in Bristol’s district, remain stubbornly opposed to what’s right for the state.It’s time for these senators, including Forrester, to put ideology aside and support our state’s small businesses and families.