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State Delays Implementation of Medicaid Work Requirements, Citing Potential Coverage Losses

July 11, 2019 Common Cents
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Earlier this week, New Hampshire state officials suspended the implementation of the work and community engagement requirements for expanded Medicaid beneficiaries until September 30. The Department of Health and Human Services had no information on the compliance of approximately 17,000 individuals, which would have meant up to that many individuals would have lost their health coverage starting in early August if they did not provide information and fulfill their required hours by the end of July. With this suspension, coverage losses due to noncompliance with the work requirements would not take place until early December, barring any other intervening policy changes from the state or federal governments or the pending results of legal action.

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Services Funded at Lower Levels than Proposed After Governor Vetoes Budget

July 1, 2019 Common Cents
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New Hampshire began State Fiscal Year 2020 without a new State Budget after the Governor vetoed the Legislature’s approved State Budget last week. In the absence of a State Budget, services are funded through House Joint Resolution 3, which both the House and the Senate passed last week. Services provided by the State will be funded at last State fiscal year’s levels, without additional proposed funding for developmental disability services, Medicaid reimbursement rates, or local public education.

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Committee of Conference Keeps Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Increases, Boosts Fiscal Disparity Aid in Final Budget Agreement

June 24, 2019 Common Cents
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Negotiators from the House and Senate agreed to a final budget proposal in the Committee of Conference for House Bill 1 and House Bill 2 last week, preserving many Senate proposals while incorporating additional education aid and removing the paid family and medical leave proposal supported by both the House and the Senate in their respective versions of the State Budget. The Committee of Conference budget proposal does not include the expansion of the Interest and Dividends Tax to include capital gains as proposed by the House, but freezes business tax rates at 2018 levels. The proposal retains the Senate’s $17.5 million appropriation for a new secure psychiatric facility and $40 million in revenue sharing to municipal governments during the biennium.

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State Delays Implementation of Medicaid Work Requirements, Citing Potential Coverage Losses

11 Jul 2019

tree with coins

Earlier this week, New Hampshire state officials suspended the implementation of the work and community engagement requirements for expanded Medicaid beneficiaries until September 30. The Department of Health and Human Services had no information on the compliance of approximately 17,000 individuals, which would have meant up to that many individuals would have lost their health coverage starting in early August if they did not provide information and fulfill their required hours by the end of July. With this suspension, coverage losses due to noncompliance with the work requirements would not take place until early December, barring any other intervening policy changes from the state or federal governments or the pending results of legal action.