Category Archives: Health Care

NH HAS 11TH LOWEST OBESITY RATE IN U.S.

According to a new report, New Hampshire has the 11th lowest obesity rate in the United States. The report was prepared by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. West Virginia has the highest obesity rate, while Colorado … Continue reading

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Jeanne Shaheen – goes full Socialist and anti-Constitution in one breath

“For the first time, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen supported single-payer legislation, signing on Wednesday as a co-sponsor of Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act of 2017. “I support the Medicare for All Act because I believe that health care should be a fundamental … Continue reading

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New figures show 5.9 percent of population has no health insurance

New Hampshire’s progress on insuring people previously without health insurance has apparently stalled the last two years, according to the latest Census report and data on the Affordable Care Act. The Census data shows that the state was down to … Continue reading

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Task force appointed to recommend NH veterans hospital changes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Manchester VA Medical Center appointed a 12-member task force Wednesday to make recommendations on the future of New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital in the wake of whistleblower allegations of substandard treatment and conditions. The appointments … Continue reading

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Sen. Shaheen To Co-Sponsor Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Bill

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a growing list of Democrats who are co-sponsoring a national single-payer health insurance plan put forward by Vermont’s Bernie Sanders. The 2016 Presidential candidate has long championed universal health coverage, including efforts in his home state … Continue reading

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NH Seeks Work Requirement for Expanded Medicaid

The state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a waiver from the federal government to require recipients of expanded Medicaid coverage to work or go to school. The proposed rule from DHHS specifically requires participants to work, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire doctor who diverted opioids can return to practice after license suspension

A New Hampshire doctor has had his license restored and can return to practice following a suspension for opioid use. Christopher S. Manfred, M.D., a former anesthesiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, can resume practice after undergoing treatment, according … Continue reading

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