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Does this mean Sen. Forrester now supports Mediciad expansion?

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To The Daily Sun,

An open letter to State Sen. Jeanie Forrester:

Sen. Forrester, I am confused.
Every opportunity you have had to date to vote on Medicaid expansion, you have voted "no." You voted "no" even with provisions added to give New Hampshire the right to opt out if the federal funding level was to drop.
Now I have learned you are holding an information session on what you are calling the "Senate Health Insurance Proposal," a so-called "two-year pilot program to help low-income New Hampshire residents purchase health insurance." In other words, Medicaid expansion.

Does this mean you now support Medicaid expansion? Or does it simply mean you will support a program that will give low-income New Hampshire residents access to health insurance for two years, or until the federal funding level drops below 100 percent, and then take it away from them?

Which is it, Sen. Forrester? There are about 58,000 Granite Staters that would like to know.

Kate Miller, Chair

Belknap County Democrats

Meredith