Medicaid Expansion Reauthorized in NH

Access to Healthcare for Low Income in NH Continues.

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The NH Legislature has reauthorized the Medicaid expansion program for another five years. The NH Granite Advantage Health Care Program will ensure continued access to quality, affordable health care for low-income workers in the Granite State. If lawmakers had not been able to come to an agreement, the program providing healthcare access to 50,000 in NH was set to sunset at the end of this coming December. The American Heart Association supports Medicaid Expansion which provides critical access to prevention, treatment, disease management, and care coordination services for the 28% of adults on Medicaid with a history of cardiovascular disease. But the AHA is not in support of some provisions included in this revised version of the program, namely the work requirement which could interfere with CVD patients' treatment for heart disease and stroke. The AHA will follow the upcoming rules process to ensure the best protections for patients are included.

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