Public hearing on New Hampshire's Medicaid expansion proposal begins

January 27, 2016

The question of whether to reauthorize New Hampshire's Medicaid expansion, known as the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, loomed over the State House for much of the last year. A public hearing begins on Jan. 28 for a mostly Republican-backed proposal to extend the program through 2018, with new requirements for program recipients and a plan to have health providers cover the state's share of program costs for the next two years. Another proposal, backed by a group of mostly Democrats, would extend the program indefinitely, but doesn't contemplate how to pay for it without dipping into the state’s general fund. The second proposal doesn't have a hearing date.
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