Apr 03, 2015

When the House passed a 2016-2017 state budget last Wednesday, Representatives did not include funds for expanded Medicaid.

Senate Finance Committee Chair Jeannie Forrester (R) told NHPR that the Senate budget won't include expanded Medicaid, either.

State funding for expanded Medicaid eligibility is scheduled to end December 31, 2016.

Jun 01, 2015

Neither the House nor the Senate have included Medicaid expansion funding in their state budget proposals, but Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) is still campaigning to reauthorize the program.

Representatives of the House and Senate will meet this month to negotiate a final budget.

Without reauthorization, expanded Medicaid eligibility will expire at the end of 2016.

Jun 18, 2015

House and Senate budget writers are putting the final touches on a 2016-2017 budget bill, but Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) is threatening to veto the bill without some changes.

Jul 24, 2015

In a recent WMUR Granite State Poll, four out of five adults said heroin abuse is a “very serious” problem in New Hampshire.

Heroin abuse has also become a battleground for Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire.

Oct 09, 2015

An October report from the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) says that the number of uninsured patients seeking treatment is decreasing. 

Dec 04, 2015

This week, the US Senate passed legislation that repeals much of the fundamental elements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) opposes the repeal bill while Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) supports the legislation.

Dec 21, 2015

Expanded Medicaid eligibility is set to expire at the end of 2016, and lawmakers will consider whether to continue the program next year.

When lawmakers first approved expanded Medicaid eligibility in 2014, the federal government agreed to cover 100% of the additional costs.  However, federal support will gradually decrease over time. 

Jan 29, 2016

On Thursday, January 28 the New Hampshire House heard testimony on a Republican bill to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility.

New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program is set to expire December 31, 2016.

Mar 10, 2016

On Wednesday, March 9 the House voted on several significant bills for the 2016 session.  Here are some of the notable results:

HB 1313, requiring a voter live in the state at least ten days – passed

Apr 01, 2016

On Thursday, March 31 the New Hampshire Senate voted in favor of a bill to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility through 2018.


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