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.