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Next Steps for the New Hampshire Health Protection Program

April 2, 2014 Health Policy
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New Hampshire policymakers recently created the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, which will permit the Granite State to dedicate millions of dollars in federal funds, available via the Affordable Care Act, to extend affordable health insurance coverage to thousands of local residents. While the creation of the New Hampshire Health Protection Program required many months of debate and deliberation, the hard work of ensuring that low-income Granite Staters have access to affordable health insurance has only just begun.

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Fact Sheet: Comparing the Medicaid Expansion Proposals

November 18, 2013 Health Policy
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Separate bills now before the House of Representatives and the Senate would enable New Hampshire to accept federal funds available through the Affordable Care Act to provide access to health insurance to adults with incomes under 138 percent of the federal poverty line. Each bill would expand the state’s existing Health Insurance Premium Program, allow access to health coverage through the managed care organizations that currently deliver Medicaid services in New Hampshire, and offer premium assistance to help with the purchase of health insurance through the new Marketplace. This side by side comparison of the House’s and Senate’s proposals highlights the varying degrees to which each measure relies on these three approaches — and for how long.

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Fact Sheet: An Overview of the Health Protection Program

November 11, 2013 Health Policy
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On Friday, November 8, Senators Chuck Morse, Jeb Bradley, and Bob Odell introduced a bill (SS SB 1) to be considered in the remaining weeks of New Hampshire’s special legislative session. The bill would create the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and seeks to use federal funds to extend health insurance to low-income Granite Staters for the next three years. NHFPI’s latest Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of the measure.

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New Hampshire Trails in Higher Education Funding

20 Nov 2019

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It has been over a decade since the end of the last recession. During this time, investments and funding for public higher education across the nation have seen reductions overall. States reduced expenditures in the aftermath of the recession, including decreased spending to support public higher education. Recent analyses from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Pew Charitable Trusts have compared states’ investments in public higher education over time. When compared to pre-recession levels the amount of money allocated to public higher education nationwide has decreased. Students who attend public colleges and universities in their home states face the additional cost burdens of increasing tuition and fees that may stem from these funding cuts. In New Hampshire, Granite Staters face the second highest average in-state tuition at public four-year institutions in the nation.