On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law SB 413, which created the New Hampshire Health Protection Program. SB 413 was sponsored by Senators Chuck Morse, Sylvia Larsen, Jeb Bradley, Peggy Gilmour, Bob Odell, and Lou D’Allesandro and uses three approaches to extend affordable health insurance to low-income Granite Staters:
- the Health Insurance Premium Program;
- the Bridge to Marketplace Premium Assistance Program, and;
- the Marketplace Premium Assistance Program.
The table below summarizes each of these approaches along with other key provisions of the legislation.