House Protects Bipartisan Medicaid Expansion Compromise

Democrats Renege on Deal

Concord, NH – House Majority Floor Leader Joe Sweeney (R-Salem) released the following statement after the House upheld the good-faith negotiation on Medicaid Expansion in the historic bipartisan budget compromise by a vote of 191-183 on SB263.

“By not electing a decisive majority for either party in 2022, Granite Staters’ sent a clear message to the House: work together. My colleagues and I did that last year by coming together to pass our historic state budget. The Democrats’ vote today is a gross violation of the trust that was placed in those negotiations. We negotiated with our Democrat colleagues in good faith and settled on a 7-year extension of the Medicaid Expansion program.”

“The current law gives legislators in 2030 the opportunity to review the program and ensure it is still working for New Hampshire. Regular evaluation of our state’s laws is critical to ensure their effectiveness. The Democrats’ position of authorizing the program indefinitely only hurts beneficiaries and taxpayers.”

“I applaud the members of the House who voted today to uphold our good-faith negotiations made in last year’s historic bipartisan budget compromise.”