More public forums on changes to Medicaid program

December 8, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are planning more public meetings to explain changes to the state’s expanded Medicaid program.

The state Department of Health and Human Services has been holding forums around the state, and recently scheduled several more.

The program previously used Medicaid funds to purchase private health plans for low-income residents, but in reauthorizing the program for another five years, lawmakers decided to change its structure to a more cost-effective managed care model. The plan also imposes new work requirements on enrollees and use 5 percent of liquor revenues to cover the state’s cost as federal funding decreases.

The next forum is Jan. 7 in Concord. Others will be held later in January in Colebrook, Laconia, Littleton, Claremont, Portsmouth and Keene.