Current Affairs

The Vegetable Ranch produces a wide variety of vegetables for sale direct to consumers, including this early spring display of lettuce, bok choi, Swiss Chard and tomatoes at the Concord Farmers’ Market. Read more →

With cases of COVID-19 increasing across New Hampshire, nearly 571,300 Granite Staters living with pre-existing conditions are in jeopardy of losing critical protections if the ACA is overturned by the Supreme Court Read more →

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in California v. Texas. This case is the culmination of the decade-long Republican war on health care and the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the case would completely dismantle the ACA, ripping coverage from more than 20 million Americans and removing protections for 135 million people with pre-existing conditions — all in the middle of a global pandemic. Read more →

This morning, Rep. Chris Pappas joined legal and medical experts for a virtual press conference to discuss how the lawsuit before the Supreme Court to eliminate the Affordable Care Act would devastate Granite Staters and rip health care coverage away from millions of Americans in the middle of a public health emergency made worse by the Trump administration's failure to confront the crisis head-on.  Read more →

Trump’s Failed Coronavirus Response and Ongoing War on Health Care Is Especially Dangerous for People with Disabilities Read more →

Rural Americans are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic due to higher prevalence of pre-existing conditions, lower coverage rates, and other barriers to accessing health care. As the virus has spread, rural communities are now facing severe outbreaks, overwhelming hospitals that were already vulnerable before the pandemic. Through his failed coronavirus response and attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid, President Trump is only fueling this crisis in rural America.  Read more →

Concord, New Hampshire - Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicopoulos, Rep. Chris Pappas, Professor Lucy Hodder, and NH Navigator Program Director Jeremy Smith joined Covering New Hampshire for a virtual press conference to preview the upcoming Open Enrollment period and to provide... Read more →

President Trump’s failure to adequately respond to the pandemic has had unique social, economic, and health implications for women. Women are both on the front lines of responding to the crisis as care workers and on the front lines at home – many having left the workforce to care for their children as an unrelenting virus has forced schools to move online. This exodus from the workforce has likely resulted in the loss of health care coverage for women, as the pandemic continues to ravage the United States Read more →