N.H. DHHS head talks health care provider taxes to pay for expanded Medicaid

Amid growing uncertainty around New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion program and a looming 2018 deadline, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers is exploring a new potential fix: provider taxes.

In an interview with the Monitor editorial board last week, Meyers said he disagrees with a letter sent to the state criticizing the state’s current model of paying for expanded Medicaid with voluntary funding from hospitals and health care providers, which raised concerns that the practice “may be out of compliance with federal requirements.”

But just in case the program does need to be amended, Meyers said, a fee or tax on the hospitals and insurance companies might be a suitable alternative. *|More…

| Concord Monitor

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