Dan Feltes on Health Care
Medicaid expansion & protect pre-existing conditions
Feltes has worked for Medicaid expansion and to protect people with pre-existing conditions and he was the sponsor of a bill for family and medical leave that Sununu vetoed over objections to its funding mechanism. Feltes said he wants to help
working families. "We have some of the highest health care costs in the nation," Feltes said. "We have the second-worst opioid epidemic, the second-worst treatment capacity. We need to deal with those issues."
Source: Laconia Daily Sun on 2020 New Hampshire gubernatorial race
, Feb 27, 2020
Import Canadian prescription drugs
A proposal to import prescription drugs from Canada to New Hampshire attracted bipartisan support winning praise from both the Democrat sponsoring the bill and the Republican he wants to replace. Feltes told the Senate Commerce Committee that
New Hampshire residents are too often choosing between their health and their financial security. Immediately following Feltes, Gov. Chris Sununu, praised not just Feltes' bill but others before the committee.
Source: Washington Times on 2020 New Hampshire Governor race
, Jan 21, 2020
Protect people with pre-existing conditions
[In the state Senate], we worked across the aisle to expand access to health care for our families, increase support for opioid and mental health treatment providers, protect people with pre-existing conditions, set some of the toughest drinking water
standards in the nation, invest in our public schools with the greatest education funding in state history, finally fund full-day kindergarten like any other grade, and advanced clean energy and community solar opportunities,
But, we face some major challenges, right now. Costs are rising for working families. We have the highest health care costs in the nation, we have the third highest electric rates in the nation, prescription drug costs are skyrocketing, families
struggle to find behavioral health treatment for their loved ones, family businesses are struggling to find workers and workers are struggling to find affordable housing, and property taxes are going up while taxes for big corporations are going down.
Source: Portsmouth Herald on New Hampshire legislative voting record
, Oct 26, 2019
Page last updated: Jun 27, 2020