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Chris Sununu on Families & Children

 

 


Paid medical leave can be done without an income tax

Paid family medical leave: it can and must be done without an income tax. This pandemic has highlighted how vital a program like this can be. And this budget introduces legislation for a voluntary paid family medical leave plan that expands access, benefiting all State Employees, which will lower premiums for private companies and individuals, if they want to buy into this incredibly important program.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address: New Hampshire legislature , Feb 11, 2021

Accommodate infants in workplace; support paid family leave

We must provide greater flexibility in our workforce. We established our Infants in the Workplace Initiative, which will allow state employees to bring their infants to work in the early stages of life, which will keep our state competitive and provide immense benefits to family.

Senator Jeb Bradley's bill which I wholeheartedly SUPPORT is the only shot at delivering a viable voluntary paid family leave program that does not contain an income tax. Let's get it done.

Source: 2020 Alabama State of the State address , Feb 13, 2020

Focus on kids in foster care, instead of paperwork

I also believe we must reform our foster care system. We must ensure that our system is one that attracts and retains those caring families who extend their homes and hearts to foster children. And once we retain them, let's get governmental bureaucracy out of their way so they can focus their attention on the children and not waste their time dealing with paperwork.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Hampshire legislature , Jan 3, 2019

More home-care funding ultimately lowers the cost of care

Q: What would you do to improve access to respite care so that more family caregivers can take a break from their caregiving duties & continue their caregiving responsibilities?

Chris Sununu: I believe increases in home-care funding ultimately lowers the cost of care. We need to recruit & retain caregivers so that we have the resources necessary to support the care that's required. I'll work to retain skilled nurses & caregivers in NH after graduation, ensuring we have the resources to provide family caregivers breaks from their duties. Incentivizing recent graduates to enter the field of respite care will improve access, increase competition & lower costs. Family caregivers should have access to funding, which provides a familiar level of comfort for seniors who may prefer a family member's caregiving.

Colin Van Ostern: I support New Hampshire's policy of including respite care as a covered benefit under Medicaid and would oppose any attempts by the legislature to eliminate funding.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race , Oct 31, 2016

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