HB 1811: New Hampshire Health Protection Program

HB 1811: New Hampshire Health Protection Program

Relative to The New Hampshire Health Protection Program.

New Futures supports this bill, which extends the New Hampshire health protection program and requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver to develop a screening process for medically complex persons who are enrolled in the New Hampshire health protection program. It also allows the use of general funds to fund the New Hampshire health protection program.

The NHHPP has been, and still is, the single most important tool in combating New Hampshire’s opiate epidemic. To date it has assisted over 130,000 Granite Staters gain access to health care that they would have otherwise been unable to afford. Over 23,000 people have used their coverage through the program to access substance use disorder services. Additionally, the NHHPP has been instrumental in the Drug Court program and supports a vibrant economy by bringing federal tax dollars into the state and supporting New Hampshire’s workforce and small business community. New Futures supports this bill because it would continue the NHHPP and continue to allow New Hampshire’s more vulnerable residents access to necessary health care services.

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Bill Status
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote