CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued the following statement after a federal court district judge blocked New Hampshire’s bipartisan work requirement:

“Not too long ago, New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion work requirement was the proud accomplishment of a bipartisan agreement with plenty of reasonable exemptions. Since that time Democrats and their allies in the legal community have been waging a legislative and litigation war on the policy. Republicans continue to believe that providing incentives for beneficiaries is a common sense policy that helps them get to a place where they no longer need assistance. It’s unfortunate that the federal judicial branch continues to meddle in state policy affairs based on activist lawsuits.”