New Hampshire Bill Proposes Ending Medicaid Expansion
The new budget recommended by New Hampshire’s House Finance Committee includes a proposal to end the New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP), which is the state’s Medicaid expansion program created through bipartisan legislation last year. NHHPP uses available Federal funds to provide private insurance coverage to low-income residents who would otherwise be uninsured. Since 2014, NHHPP has enrolled more than 38,000 New Hampshire residents in the program, including many contract-based or self-employed home health aides serving elderly residents and people with disabilities. NHHPP also provides coverage for mental health treatment and services, such as nonemergency medical transportation, that can be crucial for maintaining successful employment.