Home » Common Cents » Recent Articles:

House Finance Committee Modifies Medicaid Expansion Work Requirements, Tweaks Funding Structure

April 27, 2018 Common Cents
tree with coins

On April 25, the House Finance Committee voted to make several changes to the Medicaid expansion reauthorization bill, which would authorize a new version of the program, currently providing health coverage to approximately 52,000 low-income Granite Staters, for five years. These changes include reversing several of the changes to the work requirements made previously by another House committee and clarifying several components of the funding structure while adding a potential revenue source. None of the changes alter the fundamental structure of the State Senate’s proposal, which shifts the Medicaid-served population currently participating in the individual marketplace to the purview of the managed care organizations.

... Continue Reading

Expanded Medicaid Proposal Moves Forward with Changes to Work Requirements

April 11, 2018 Common Cents
tree with coins

On April 5, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed an amended version of expanded Medicaid reauthorization that modifies the work requirements outlined in the State Senate’s proposal and makes a variety of other, smaller changes. The House accepted the amendment from the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee and voted to move the bill to the House Finance Committee for a second review. Approximately 52,000 low-income Granite Staters rely on expanded Medicaid for access to health care, and the State Legislature must reauthorize the program for it to continue beyond the end of this year.

... Continue Reading

March Revenues Continue to Grow Surplus

April 9, 2018 Common Cents
tree with coins

March revenues were above the State’s planned amount of receipts for the month, with the two primary business taxes continuing to overperform while certain other key sources lagged. March is an important month for state revenue, as the State revenue plan anticipated 26.3 percent of General and Education Trust Fund receipts for State fiscal year (SFY) 2018 would be collected during March. The General and Education Trust Funds collected $655.5 million in March, or $13.9 million more than in the State revenue plan, in unaudited cash receipts, bringing the surplus to $53.2 million.

... Continue Reading

Connect with NHFPI

NHFPI’s 5th Annual Policy Conference

NHFPI Policy Conference

Common Cents Blog

Job Growth Slowed in New Hampshire During 2017

11 Jun 2018

tree with coins

The rate jobs were added to the economy in New Hampshire during 2017 was considerably lower than during 2016, suggesting fewer additional jobs are being filled in the state. This slowing in job growth from the higher levels seen during 2015 and 2016 may reflect that, in a growing economy with a low unemployment rate, many employers are having difficulty finding workers to fill positions.