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Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2013

Communications Office

Executive Council Approves Governor Hassan’s Request for Special Session on Medicaid Expansion

CONCORD - Following approval today by the Executive Council by a vote of 4-1 of her request for a November 7-21 special session of the Legislature to consider Medicaid expansion, Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement:

"With $2.5 billion in federal funds available to expand health coverage for up to 50,000 hard-working Granite Staters, we have a significant opportunity to improve the health and financial well-being of our families, strengthen our economy, and improve our state’s financial future. I thank the Executive Council for approving my request for a special session, and I look forward to working with Senate President Morse, Speaker Norelli and all members of the Legislature to enact a Medicaid expansion plan that works best for New Hampshire in time for federal approval before January 1."

Full text of Governor's proclamation  pdf file

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