NH State Capitol mediumThe New Hampshire legislature will begin its 2014 session in determining how to move forward with a “New Hampshire” solution for expanding Medicaid.  We need you to lend your voice on this critical issue.

Last year, we came close to reaching an agreement on expanding Medicaid.  While AARP applauds the efforts made to reach an agreement, it’s time to find a solution.  Every day without a solution, New Hampshire is losing nearly $1 million in federal funding. 

And every day without a solution, tens of thousands of hard-working Granite Staters, including many age 50 to 64, are left without the access to preventive care that can save their lives.  Seven out of ten of this group is the poorest of the poor with yearly incomes under $12,000.  Without expanded Medicaid, these citizens will not be eligible for premium tax credits through the Health Insurance Benefits Marketplace, nor will they be able to afford any health insurance. 

How can you help? 

Join AARP New Hampshire in an issue forum – in Conway, Meredith, Hooksett, Hampton or New London – to find out more about what expanding Medicaid means to our residents and our state.  We will give you an overview of the issue, answer questions, and let you know how you can get involved.  Here are the dates, times, locations, and RSVP information: 

Conway:  Monday, February 24 @ 3:00 pm
Conway Public Library; 15 E. Main Street
RSVP:  http://aarp.cvent.com/MedExConway or call 1 877 926 8300

Meredith:  Tuesday, February 25 @ 3:00 pm
Meredith Public Library; 91 Main Street
RSVP:  http://aarp.cvent.com/MedExMeredith or call 1 877 926 8300

Hooksett:  Wednesday, February 26 @ 3:00 pm
Hooksett Public Library; 31 Mt. Saint Mary’s Way
RSVP:  http://aarp.cvent.com/MedExHooksett or call 1 877 926 8300

Hampton:  Thursday, February 27 @ 5:30 pm
Lane Memorial Library; 2 Academy Avenue
RSVP:  http://aarp.cvent.com/MedExHampton or call 1 877 926 8300

New London:  Friday, February 28 @ 11:00 am
Tracy Memorial Library; 304 Main Street
RSVP:  http://aarp.cvent.com/MedExNewLondon or call 1 877 926 8300

The time to provide affordable health care to low-income Granite Staters is now.  Expanding Medicaid provides access to preventive care that can save lives, reduce the need for expensive emergency room care, and ease the overcrowding that threatens all of us. 

Please help us give families the security of knowing they can get the health care they need and deserve.

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