New Hampshire is the sixth state to earn approval from the federal government to launch its own version of the ACA's Medicaid expansion. The plan will help about 35,000 uninsured people to buy private insurance plans. The program was negotiated by Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) and the state's GOP-controlled legislature. The state is the sixth to earn a waiver from the federal government for the Medicaid expansion, just weeks after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, announced that he'd also struck a deal.