N.H. HHS releasing report on Medicaid expansion

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The state Health and Human Services Department is releasing part one of a study on the impact of expanding Medicaid in New Hampshire under the federal health care reform law.

The agency hired the Lewin Group to look at the pros and cons of expanding the program. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that expanding Medicaid was optional under the Affordable Care Act.

Health and Human Services Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas says the decision whether to expand Medicaid to cover more of New Hampshire's uninsured - largely adults - rests with the governor and Legislature.

Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan favors expanding Medicaid, but she will have to win the approval of the Legislature to do it.


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