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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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Increases to SNAP Benefits Would Offset Higher Food Costs and Boost the Economy

30 Jul 2020

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides critical nutritional aid to individuals and families with low incomes, including those who have faced income losses. As Granite Staters continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, aiding those who are most affected and who have the fewest resources will help ensure they weather the crisis while supporting the economic recovery as well. Federal policy actions so far have provided temporary emergency SNAP allotments to recipients, along with extended nutritional benefits to certain children due to school closures, temporarily easing certain redetermination criteria, among other changes. Despite these actions, additional benefits may be needed as more impacts of the COVID-19 crisis become known, and as other supports expire or are discontinued. Additional SNAP benefits would help support Granite Staters who are experiencing food insecurity while providing a boost to the economy.

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