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Ann K.
Democrat NH 2

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  • In Honor of Nicholas A. Toumpas, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

    by Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Posted on 2016-01-12

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    KUSTER of new hampshire in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Ms. KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the significant contributions Nicholas A. Toumpas has made to the State of New Hampshire during his tenure as the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is the states' largest department, and, as the agency responsible for many of the States' vulnerable citizens, one of its most important. During Nick's time as the commissioner, the Department faced many challenges, from shrinking budgets to growing demand for the Department's services. In true Granite State fashion, he saw these challenges as opportunities and tackled them straight on. Nick played a leading role in the implementation of Medicaid expansion, helping to increase access to health insurance for thousands of Granite Staters. New Hampshire is a healthier state because of Nick's time as commissioner.

    Commissioner Toumpas' commitment to the Granite State has made it a better place for all of its residents. As one of New Hampshire's representatives in Congress, I am honored to commend him for his distinguished service, and wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life.


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