NH DHHS Releases Study on Medicaid Expansion under the ACA

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) is announcing the release of its Medicaid Expansion Analysis

Briefing on Thursday, November 15, 2012. The briefing had originally been

scheduled for November 2, but was delayed due to the hurricane that hit the

east coast in late October. The briefing will be held this Thursday at

2PM, in the DHHS Brown Building, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH.

This report by the Lewin Group is the first in a two phase analysis of the

State’s option to expand its Medicaid program. Based on the US Supreme

Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, states have the option of

expanding Medicaid coverage to individuals with incomes under 138-percent

of the federal poverty level. The report provides information on the

number of residents who would be eligible for coverage under the expansion

and associated costs to the state. In order to get a full understanding of

the pros and cons of the expansion, the second phase of the analysis, which

is expected to be completed by the end of the year, will address the impact

on the state economy, state budget and the commercial insurance market.

Lewin Group researchers will be at the briefing to explain their methods

and findings as well as to answer questions.