CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued the following statement after the House voted to pass HB690- FN, removing the work requirement of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

“The passage of this bill stripping the work requirement from New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion program is another action taken by Democrats and their allies in the legal community trying to undermine the policy. Not even two years ago, the work requirement was the proud accomplishment of a bipartisan agreement that included plenty of reasonable exemptions. Republicans remain committed to including incentives for beneficiaries that help them get to a place where they no longer need assistance. I’m disappointed that House Democrats have decided to totally abandon this common sense policy.”