The major tax base for NH comes from property taxes. Those would be direct usage taxes on the owners of properties in NH, to cover local roads, schools, cops, garbage collection etc. State roads have tolls to cover their costs. Local homeowners are not asked to fund safety for VISITORS to the state - if you're a local, that would be sen as THE VISITORS' responsibility.
Absent any FEDERAL level S&R capability, we are asking local homeowners to personally fund rescue efforts for visitors to their state. While you or I might think they should do it (and in my home state of Connecticut, I would expect part of my 6% state income taxes to cover such things), we CANNOT interfere with NH residents' right to choose or judge their decision about whether they will pay for it or not.
Now, if you asked me about whether there should be a federal system, I would say YES, ABSOLUTELY! Would it be as simple as the $10 idea suggested above, probably not due to the moral hazard... like the other thread on here about sat emergency devices, the risk of people going beyond what they're capable of, knowing they can call the rescue guys, is pretty extreme. But, could smart underwriters/actuaries/economists work out a way to pay for a national system and minimize moral hazard? Yes. They should do it and I think BPL could be one of the groups lobbying to get this done.
Just me $0.02. Take it easy, all.