Health Care

Health care should be a right, not a privilege, for all Americans. This was a principle I fought for while serving on New Hampshire’s Executive Council and one I’m fighting for in Washington. That is why I am committed to ensuring that all Granite Staters receive quality, affordable health care.

The Affordable Care Act was an important step forward in the fight to improve our country’s health care system. While it is certainly not perfect, it should be built upon, not torn down, which is why I will fight all efforts to roll back crucial protections like those for people with pre-existing conditions. 

We should be stabilizing and expanding the ACA as we work to lower the cost of health care for everyone. As we improve upon insurance coverage, we have to ensure access to reproductive health care, improve mental health care access and rural health care access, and lower the cost of prescription drugs. We have much more work to do to focus on the health and well-being of the American people. 

I will continue to fight for proposals that will expand access, improve health outcomes, and lower the cost of prescription drugs for Granite Staters.

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January 29, 2020 In The News

LACONIA — First District Congressman Chris Pappas said it’s no secret that trauma is affecting a staggering number of children in New Hampshire.

On Wednesday, he met with members of the Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team (ACERT) members in Laconia to hear firsthand about local efforts to support and nurture kids so that they can reach their full potential.

January 24, 2020 Press Release

Conway, NH – Today in Conway, Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined health care providers and patients at White Mountain Community Health Center for a roundtable discussion with Protect Our Care to discuss ongoing efforts to protect the Affordable Care Act, health care for Granite Staters with pre-existing conditions, and the work being done to strengthen health care for Granite Staters in rural communities. 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization’s youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  Today, the Put Patients First Act was introduced by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), following the Southern District of New York’s decision to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to allow health care providers to refuse lifesaving care on a religious or “conscience” basis. This legislation will affirm that court’s decision and further safeguard the health care received by all Americans.

November 4, 2019 Press Release

Manchester, NH – Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) urged residents of the First District to obtain health care coverage during New Hampshire’s open enrollment period. Health care open enrollment runs from November 1 through December 15. The open enrollment period is your chance to find the best coverage for you and your family for 2020.

October 29, 2019 Press Release








October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Paul Tonko’s (NY-20) legislation to expand low-income seniors' access to prescription drugs under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program passed through Committee as an important addition to the Houses HR 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. Their legislation, The Advancing Enrollment and Reducing Drug Costs Act of 2019 will expand low-income seniors' access to prescription drugs under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program, also known as Medicare Part D.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Manchester, N.H. – Today Congressman Chris Pappas gathered the New Hampshire Nursing Association, the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association, and local nurses to discuss the rising cost of prescription drugs, workforce shortages, and other critical issues facing New Hampshire patients and health care providers.


April 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Approaching his first 100 days in office, Congressman Chris Pappas took to the House floor to reaffirm his commitment to expanding access to health care for New Hampshire families while calling on his colleagues to cease efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.