In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal statute that marks Congress's chief health care reform legislation. New Hampshire is now managing expanded Medicaid eligibility and an online health insurance exchange.
The state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. The process of crafting that biennial budget started in October and November against the backdrop of a changing political dynamic in New Hampshire.
Sen. Lou D'Allesandro is sponsoring SB 113, a 2015 bill that would authorize two casinos in New Hampshire.
Several legislators are sponsoring other 2015 bills that would affect gambling in New Hampshire.
Compared to other states, New Hampshire has relatively few regulations on the sale and ownership of firearms. However, some argue that New Hampshire has too many constraints on the Constitutional right to bear arms.
Medical marijuana will become available in New Hampshire in 2015. Several legislators are sponsoring 2015 bills that would broaden access to medicinal marijuana.