Shaheen & Hassan Attends Family First Health Opening Encourages Granite States to Sign Up for Health Insurance

January 7, 2022

** Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ends January 15, 2022 **

** Thanks to Shaheen’s provision in the US rescue plan, ACA Health Insurance is more affordable than ever; Granite States save nearly $ 1,000 per year. person pr. years on average **

1.7.22 Shaheen & Hassan Attends Opening of Families First Health Encourages Granite States to Sign Up for Health Insurance

Senator Shaheen speaks at the Families First opening in Portsmouth this morning.

(Portsmouth, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) attended the opening ceremony of the Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth.

Senators celebrated the opening of Families First’s new location, which will expand access to health care in Seacoast to an additional 7,000 patients. They also thanked the center’s healthcare staff for their efforts to combat the pandemic and encouraged Granite Staters to enter the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace during open registration, which ends January 15, 2022. Thanks to a provision written by Shaheen and the delegation’s work for to pass the U.S. rescue plan, Granite Staters, who get their health insurance through Marketplace, pay nearly half as much in premiums on average and save nearly $ 1,000 per person per year.

“As COVID cases reach record levels in New Hampshire, access to quality, affordable health care has never been more important. That’s why I was excited to join Families First today to celebrate the opening of its new facility in Portsmouth. , which will expand access to care to an additional 7,000 Granite Staters, ” said Senator Shaheen. “As the deadline to sign up for health insurance through ACA is fast approaching, I hope Granite States benefits from affordable premiums I fought to pass and sign up for life-saving coverage. I will continue to work to ensure that Granit Staters has reliable and affordable access to care. ”

“The ribbon cut today for Families First’s newest center in Portsmouth marks an expansion of high-quality health services on the seafront, which will help more granite states receive the care they need,” said Senator Hassan. “Thanks to the U.S. rescue plan we enacted into law, Granite Staters’ health care is cheaper than ever before, and as we approach the end of the open enrollment period, I urge all Granite Staters to enroll in Affordable Care coverage. Action.”

“This new facility will play an important role in improving patient outcomes and expanding access to affordable care,” said Representative Chris Pappas. “New Hampshire is fortunate to have federally qualified health centers like this that keep people healthy throughout our state, and for the past two years we have all seen how critical that work is. I am deeply grateful for the work that Families First performing every single day to provide primary care and addiction recovery in communities throughout New Hampshire, and I will continue to fight in Congress for more resources that will support our local health centers. “

Shaheen and Hassan have led efforts in Congress to protect and improve the ACA. During the negotiations over the U.S. rescue plan, Senator Shaheen led the way to expand and improve the ACA’s premium tax deduction. Provisions of the Senator’s Bill, the Improvement of the Health Insurance Affordability Act, was included in the U.S. rescue plan that President Biden signed into law last year. In 2020, Shaheen led the Senate Democrats’ proposal to make health care affordable and accessible to Americans during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Shaheen also led all 47 Senate Democrats on a Senate resolution that would overturn the Trump administration’s Justice Department decision to side with U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision that would crack down on health care law.

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