To The Daily Sun,
We need a change in state government. Both the state representatives in Sandwich, Moultonborough and Tuftonboro voted to raise our health care premiums and taxes, and our state senator equivocates.
By voting against Medicaid expansion, hospitals are not reimbursed for providing care to people too poor to qualify for subsidized insurance, but they make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. These hospitals pass on their costs to those who have insurance or they need to be subsidized by our tax dollars. Our state senator agreed to extend the program by only two years. What then?
People who work for the minimum wage (mostly adults) need food stamps, housing subsidies and other welfare to survive. We need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage so we need not subsidize these employers.
Students in New Hampshire pay the most for a state college education than in any other state. These students graduate with debt, so they can't afford to buy houses, or cars, or otherwise contribute to the economy, giving us a slow-growth economy. Let's make sure they graduate from state schools debt free.
Our elected officials have made it hard for people to get basic health care services by cutting off Planned Parenthood, by not reimbursing the organization for their services to their clients. Let's make sure we make a change in Concord.
Elect Paul Punturieri and Gary Chehames as state representatives (you can vote for two), John White as state senator, and Mike Cryans for Governor's Council. These are important positions that really affect people's lives.
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