Another View -- Joseph Pepe: Not expanding Medicaid will cost New Hampshire
It’s important for the vast majority of our citizens and business who have or offer health insurance, but whose premiums are being driven up in part by cost shifting by medical providers to pay for those without insurance.
This issue was debated thoroughly in the last session of the Legislature. A bipartisan commission met over the summer and made recommendations for a uniquely New Hampshire approach to expansion.
Given the range of important, though complex, health care issues facing our state — restructuring of the Medicaid Enhancement Tax; improving reimbursement rates for providers; reforming our mental health system — expanding health coverage should be a relatively easy problem to solve.
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