NH Health Plan grant for ACA criticized by Americans for Prosperity
The grant is designed to establish consumer assistance programs for insurance buyers.
“Governor Hassan supports the Health Plan’s application in order to ensure that state-level experts who best understand New Hampshire’s insurance market and the needs of our people are the ones providing assistance and information to families, individuals and small businesses looking to access critical health coverage — not the federal government,” Goldberg said.
Obamacare goes into effect Jan. 1, and officials say thousands of people who have never purchased health insurance will have to do so for the first time. The grant was expected to fund education and outreach programs, but the Legislature refused to write it into the state budget.
“It (New Hampshire Health Plan) is set up by the state, (but) it’s got an independent board. It’s not a government agency,” he said.
“The (insurance department’s) consumer assistance program was not approved by the oversight committee,” Bradley said. “This is clearly an end run around.”
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