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Consumer Voice Opposes New Hampshire’s Proposal to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Coverage

September 03, 2018

Consumer Voice sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to oppose the New Hampshire Health Protection Program demonstration project.  The state's proposal would harm New Hampshire family caregivers and long-term care consumers. This waiver would undermine access to health care coverage and services for family caregivers and impose aggressive reporting requirements, all while family caregivers are dealing with the stress of providing care to their loved ones. Accordingly, this waiver fails to “assist in promoting the objectives” of the New Hampshire Medicaid program (see 42 U.S.C. § 1315(a)), the same flaw a federal court found in the Kentucky waiver attempt. To the contrary, the New Hampshire waiver would terminate or reduce Medicaid coverage for tens of thousands of low-income New Hampshire residents. The terms of the waiver are punitive, and they do nothing to improve health care coverage for New Hampshire’s current and future Medicaid beneficiaries.  Read the full letter here

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