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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More on Health Care

April 5, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the recent announcement by the New Hampshire Insurance Department that health insurance companies on the federal health care marketplace will allow Granite Staters to change plans during the special enrollment period, allowing them to take advantage of the increased affordability options created by the American Rescue Plan. 

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Advancing Enrollment and Reducing Drug Costs Act to expand low-income seniors’ access to prescription drugs under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program, also known as Medicare Part D.
 

April 3, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a negotiator of the recent COVID-19 economic response bill, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that New Hampshire is set to receive $11.7 million in additional funding to assist New Hampshire’s vulnerable homeless population and to address other local needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was recently passed by Congress and signed into law last week.

March 31, 2020 Press Release

Manchester, N.H - Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) led a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma urging her to expand access to care during the coronavirus pandemic by helping states to cut red tape related to Medicaid enrollment. Specifically, the letter urges Verma to issue guidance and provide templates that would enable states to quickly apply for waivers from existing Medicaid rules which may serve to limit or slow enrollment.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Pappas and bipartisan coalition of lawmakers won significant expansion of help for small business in final bill, including cash-advances, low-cost loans and tax credits  

In the difficult weeks ahead, Pappas says Congress needs to stay focused on supporting frontline health care workers and sustaining NH’s Main Street economy     

March 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the Senate passage of the latest coronavirus response and relief package that includes substantial aid to hospitals and health systems, a significant increase in Unemployment Insurance benefits for workers, and direct payments to American families to help them weather the current economic downturn.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement marking the 10th anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law:

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) are applauding the announcement of $28 million in federal funding to combat the opioid and substance misuse epidemic in 2020. Pappas and Kuster, along with the entire New Hampshire delegation, have support of additional resources for New Hampshire. They have continuously advocated on behalf of New Hampshire’s treatment, healthcare, law enforcement and first responder communities. 

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) are applauding the announcement of $28 million in federal funding to combat the opioid and substance misuse epidemic in 2020. Pappas and Kuster, along with the entire New Hampshire delegation, have support of additional resources for New Hampshire. They have continuously advocated on behalf of New Hampshire’s treatment, healthcare, law enforcement and first responder communities.