Republican critics of the governor call it another example of "pay to play."
A spokesman for Hassan said the claim is unfounded and being promoted by
"These charges regarding political contributions are merely baseless political attacks motivated by the desire of those who want to take this critical health coverage away from thousands of hard-working Granite Staters," said Hassan's Communications Director,
Republican State Sen.
"If they truly believed in
A spokesperson for
Now operating on the online Obamacare exchange as New Hampshire Healthy Families,
The donations started in
The largest donation came in early
The contributions from
When Hassan announced her run for
The legislation expanding
"The bipartisan legislation creating the New Hampshire Health Protection Program required the state to use the existing managed care organizations in
But Sanborn said the Legislature did not develop the law expanding
"This legislation was a negotiated compact driven by the governor and those who supported her position," he said. "It comes directly from her office negotiating and advocating for what she wants to see in the legislation."
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