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Issue Position: Health Care

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Maggie has worked to make quality health care affordable for every Granite Stater. Maggie recognized that New Hampshire had some of the highest health care costs in the country and wrote a bill to bring transparency and fairness to health care costs across the state. This legislation, Senate Bill 505, passed the Senate 24-0 and was signed into law by Governor Lynch in 2010.

Maggie led the effort to make it easier for small businesses to provide health care to employees. She first fought to repeal an ill-advised law passed by Gov. Craig Benson that had sent insurance premiums skyrocketing, then worked to replace it with a practical, small business-friendly solution that passed with bipartisan support.

She has also tackled consumer protections in health care by enabling children to remain on their parent's health insurance until the age of 26, ensured divorced spouses have access to family insurance plans, and passed Connor's Law that requires that insurances companies cover treatment for autism.

Maggie has always been a passionate voice for women to make their own health care decisions. Recently, Maggie stood with Sen. Dem. Leader Sylvia Larsen and Rep. Cindy Rosenwald to defend women's health care against outrageous attacks by the O'Brien legislature.


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