Today, Senator Kelly Ayotte said she will vote
with Senate Republicans to repeal Medicaid expansion and defund Planned Parenthood, taking away healthcare coverage from 40,000 Granite Staters and denying New Hampshire women access to important health procedures such as cancer screenings.
Here’s what Kelly Ayotte wants to take from New Hampshire families:
- Crucial substance abuse treatment is provided across New Hampshire and the country through Medicaid expansion. The Associated Press reports, “Between September 2014 and March 2015, roughly 1,800 people insured by Medicaid expansion accessed substance abuse services.”
- Nearly 13,000 New Hampshire women rely on health services provided by Planned Parenthood at New Hampshire’s 5 centers.
“Kelly Ayotte’s vote to repeal Medicaid expansion is a vote to end funding for life-saving substance abuse counseling and treatment programs while simultaneously attacking women’s access to quality health care through Planned Parenthood. This another example of Kelly Ayotte’s extreme partisanship that hurts the Granite State but woos billionaire donors like the Koch brothers who have spent big to keep Sen. Ayotte doing their bidding,” said American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler. “Kelly Ayotte shouldn’t be confused as a moderate — because her record proves her extreme partisanship. She’s voted 13 times to take away quality health insurance from thousands of New Hampshire families and 3 times to attack women’s access to health care through Planned Parenthood.”
Published: Dec 2, 2015