Chris Sununu on Health Care
Medicaid compromise has worked for 50,000 citizens
Another key component of growing our workforce is New Hampshire's work requirement for able bodied individuals, who are part of our Medicaid Expansion program. These provisions of Medicaid help lift people out of poverty by empowering
them with the dignity of work and self-reliability. I know that leaders of both parties stand united and committed to the compromise reached last year helping to ensure healthcare for 50,000 of our citizens.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Hampshire legislature
, Jan 3, 2019
State must invest in mental healthcare system
We have tasked Health and Human Services with developing a comprehensive 10 year plan for the mental health system. We provided funding to establish 60 new beds for community based transitional housing and created a fourth rapid
response mobile crisis unit to divert hospitalizations for mental health issues. It is unacceptable for citizens in mental health crises to be waiting for treatment for weeks on end.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire State of the State address
, Feb 15, 2018
Push for a true accounting of our Medicaid program
Heath Care continues to be an area of critical need in our state--across the entire country, frankly. And where we have failed in the past, I am pushing for a true accounting of our Medicaid program, so we can reconcile estimated Medicaid payments to
actual costs. And as we go forward, be sure that we won't wait two years to check in on them again.
This budget requires the Commissioner of Health and Human Services to make quarterly reports, not just to me, but to
Legislative leadership about where we actually stand on our true costs so we can become a more nimble government that is responsive not just reactive. As governor,
I won't make people wait until after an election to discover we may have a shortfall. We have to be transparent. We have to be honest with the people and honest with ourselves.
Source: 2017 New Hampshire State of the State address
, Feb 9, 2017
Voted against funding Planned Parenthood state contracts
Sununu said he will not change his position against funding two Planned Parenthood state contracts. Sununu cast the deciding vote against two contracts for women's health services in August, amidst a controversy surrounding the posting of a secret video
recording of Planned Parenthood officials allegedly discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue. When voting against the $639,000 in funding, he suggested he was looking to "just take a pause," to gather more information.
Source: Portsmouth-Herald on 2016 New Hampshire governor race
, Jan 29, 2016
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