Current Affairs

Protect Our Care Celebrates Speaker Pelosi’s Health Care Legacy

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to step down from House leadership and pass the torch to the next generation of Democratic lawmakers. Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007 when she became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House. In the years since, she has worked tirelessly to fight for affordable health care for every American.  Read more →

Today, public health experts joined Protect Our Care NH to highlight how Medicaid has provided Granite Staters with access to quality, affordable health care, strengthened local economies, and improved health outcomes across the state. Congressman Chris Pappas met with policy experts from around the state in a Zoom roundtable Read more →

A Webster, NH, couple who pursued town government wrongdoing  is being recognized as this year's Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications' First Amendment Award honorees. Tara Gunnigle and Jon Pearson will be saluted by the communications school on Tuesday, November 9, with U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, as featured speaker.  Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host activities and presentations from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s NoMADS project in a monthly series running through June 2022. Team Cooke’s Novel Methods of Antibiotic Discovery in Space (NoMADS) is sending an experiment to the International Space Station through NASA STEM on Station’s Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS). Members of the team will run family activities and formal presentations connected with their research and project development for visitors to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, including a look at bacteria in petri dishes and hands-on engineering challenges. Read more →

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) will be the featured speaker at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications’ 18th First Amendment Awards. Cheney, Wyoming’s sole Congressional representative, is vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol. The event will be held in the late afternoon, on Tuesday, November 9, at St. Anselm College’s Institute of Politics.  Read more →

Today, State Senator Tom Sherman (D-Rye) and advocates joined Protect Our Care NH for a virtual press event to highlight the health and economic provisions in the Build Back Better reconciliation legislation, currently before Congress, that will benefit and improve the lives of Granite Staters.  The bill will further extend the Child Tax Credit and lower costs and expand access to quality, affordable health care in New Hampshire, among other child care and home care provisions included in President Biden’s Build Back Better proposal.  Read more →

New Hampshire Public Health Association Welcomes Joseph Lascaze to 2021-2023 NHPHA Board of Directors

The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) is pleased to announce that it has welcomed Joseph Lascaze, the Smart Justice Advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. Read more →

Racial inequity is pervasive within the American health care system, and high prescription drug costs are no exception. Nearly 30 percent of individuals taking prescription medication struggle to afford the cost, with the burden most severely impacting those who make less than $40,000 a year and have medication costs over $100. These factors disproportionately impact Hispanic and Latino individuals, who are more likely to require medications for chronic health conditions, and earn household median incomes nearly $20,000 less than non-Hispanic white counterparts, resulting in reduced ability to pay at the pharmacy counter.  Read more →

Rep. Kuster and Health Care Advocates Join Protect Our Care on the Nationwide “Lower Costs, Better Care” Bus Tour to Demonstrate the Urgent Need to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for all Granite Staters Read more →

In Major Repudiation of a Decade of GOP Attacks on American Health Care, Supreme Court Affirms Protections for People With Pre-Existing Conditions, Medicaid Expansion, and Health Care Coverage for More Than 20 Million Americans  Read more →