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Fact Sheet: An Overview of the Access to Health Coverage Act

November 8, 2013 Health Policy

Introduced at the start of the legislature’s special session on November 7, the New Hampshire Access to Health Coverage Act (SS HB 1), draws heavily on the recommendations of the Commission to Study Expanded Medicaid Eligibility and seeks to craft a New Hampshire approach to extending Medicaid coverage to eligible low-income adults.

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Fact Sheet: Impact of the Medicaid Expansion by Industry

October 31, 2013 Health Policy, Research

New Hampshire policymakers have an opportunity to offer affordable health care coverage to low-income residents by expanding the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A nine-member commission, created as part of the FY 2014-2015 budget, recently recommended that New Hampshire pursue the expansion and accept the billions of dollars in federal funds that would accompany it. Should the Legislature enact those recommendations, workers in the restaurant, construction, and lodging industries would be the principal beneficiaries, as would the companies that employ them.

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Roy Proposal A Poor Alternative to Medicaid Expansion

September 16, 2013 Health Policy
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In recent testimony before New Hampshire’s Commission to Study Expanded Medicaid Eligibility, Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, presented an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. While many of the details of the plan remain unknown, it seems likely that it would cover far fewer people than the expansion New Hampshire is now considering, would impose unaffordable out-of-pocket costs on participants, and would forgo the economic benefits of accepting billions of dollars in federal funds.

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Elections Highlight Continuing Questions About Keno Revenue

8 Nov 2017

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While results are still preliminary, Keno gaming appears to have been legalized in seven cities around New Hampshire as a result of Tuesday’s votes. The margin of victory in Rochester for Keno legalization was reportedly only one vote and may still be subject to change or recount, but voters appear to have legalized Keno gaming in Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, and Somersworth. Voters in Concord, Dover, and Keene voted against Keno gaming legalization. Franklin had legalized Keno gaming previously, and the Portsmouth City Council decided to not put Keno on the ballot. Other municipalities, including the City of Lebanon, may make decisions regarding Keno legalization next year. These results have implications for State policy and finances.