HB 271, a bill to refuse Medicaid expansion, was introduced by Rep. William O’Brien and co-sponsored by Rep. Timothy Comerford.
This bill is short and sweet. HB271 states, “the commissioner shall not accept any federal moneys or in any way expand Medicaid pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009.”
Boston.com issued an article from the Associated Press about a report from Health and Human Services (HHS). “It states, New Hampshire could save up to $114 million if it decides not to expand Medicaid under the new federal health care law, but it would lose $2.5 billion in federal aid toward health care for the state’s uninsured.”
That $2.5 billion in federal bribes to the state is taxpayer money. Tad DeHaven explains the meaning of these words in his article Federal Money to the State Isn’t ‘Free’. Currently New Hampshire has rejected making an exchange and refused federal funds to implement Obamacare with HB601 and SB148 when republicans were in control of the house. Representative O’Brien is worried about the excessive borrowing and spending from the federal government. He said, “when residents of New Hampshire hear about any federal spending, their take away should be that the federal government is moving us closer to a currency crisis and rampant inflation caused by excessive borrowing and spending.”Details