Concord, NH – House Republican Leader Richard Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement in advance of the hearing on HB690-FN, removing the work requirement of the New Hampshire granite advantage healthcare program.

“Just last year Republicans and Democrats came together for what we thought was a good faith compromise on a common sense work requirement for New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program,” Hinch said. “Now that the election has passed, Democrats in the State House are trying to roll back, or in today’s case, totally eliminate the work requirement not even one year later.”

“The work requirement is critical in helping people work towards self-reliability and better their lives by pursuing work, job training, or educational opportunities.” Hinch remarked. “Any attempt to weaken it is a disservice to Medicaid recipients and will be met with strong opposition by House Republicans.”