Press Statement

July 8, 2019 

CONTACT 
Meghan Farrell, mfarrell@new-futures.org 603-225-9540 x125   

NEW FUTURES STATEMENT ON THE SUSPENSION OF MEDICAID EXPANSION WORK REQUIREMENT 

CONCORD, N.H. – This morning, Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 290 into law, making changes to New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program, and announced plans to suspend the program's work and community engagement requirement through September.  In response, Michele Merritt, President and CEO of New Futures, released the following statement:   

“Without question, Expanded Medicaid is New Hampshire's greatest tool for combating the addiction epidemic and ensuring access to health care for more than 50,000 Granite Staters. Unfortunately, the program's work and community engagement requirement put that coverage at risk for many of the state’s most vulnerable residents.  We are pleased with the bipartisan agreement reached on Senate Bill 290, and encouraged by the affirmative steps taken by the state to prevent thousands of Granite Staters from losing critical health coverage. This is an important step by our policy makers to keep New Hampshire healthy."  

ABOUT NEW FUTURES 
New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change.