PolitiFact NH: Was Colin Van Ostern the deciding vote for Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire?

“I cast the deciding vote extending Medicaid health care coverage to 50,000 of our fellow citizens,” — Colin Van Ostern on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in a debate New Hampshire’s next governor will have a say in whether the state continues its Medicaid expansion program, which covers nearly 50,000 low-income residents and is set to expire in 2018.Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern pledges to support the program, and touts his background on the subject as proof.“As a member of the Executive Council, I cast the deciding vote to extend Medicaid coverage to 50,000 people,” Van Ostern wrote in a mailer sent to voters recently, a point he has repeated on the campaign trail.“I cast the deciding vote extending Medicaid health care coverage to 50,000 of our fellow citizens,” Van Ostern said in a WMUR debate the week before the primary.He said it twice more in an NH1 News debate days later. Was Van …
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