In Keene, Hassan defends Medicaid expansion bill

Days after the release of a critical letter from a federal agency, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan is defending the Medicaid expansion plan she signed into law as New Hampshire’s governor.

In an interview in Keene Monday morning, Hassan, a Democrat, said the expansion program — and its funding structure — was vetted by outside legal experts before it was signed and that it complies with federal law. And she pushed back at the federal agency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for its criticism of New Hampshire’s arrangement.

“This is a deliberate attempt by the Trump administration to undermine our bipartisan Medicaid expansion program,” Hassan said in response to questions following a tour of the Corning Specialty Materials plant in Keene. *| More…

| Keene Sentinel

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