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Despite Lapse in CHIP Funding, N.H. DHHS Says Coverage Doesn’t Face Imminent Risk

At least for now, New Hampshire seems to be in a better position than other states to weather a lapse in federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, after Congress failed to reauthorize it by last week’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NH DHHS Reschedules “Rule Change” Hearing to Allow Medicaid Coverage for “Gender Reassignment”

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold a public hearing September 13 (originally scheduled for August 24) on a proposed rule change that would permit Medicaid to cover “gender reassignment” surgery. This would include surgery … Continue reading

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Trump’s HHS to NH: End Illegal Medicaid Prop-Up Payments or Else

CONCORD — The Trump administration has given the state of New Hampshire until the end of 2018 to eliminate health care provider payments that support Medicaid expansion – or else face a “deferral or disallowance” of the entire New Hampshire … Continue reading

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NH DHHS proposes taxpayer funding of sex change surgery

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has proposed to eliminate the Medicaid rule that prohibits the program from funding sex reassignment surgeries.  Disturbingly, while the proposed rule change hasn’t even been heard yet, Girard at Large has obtained a letter sent … Continue reading

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Health Officials Say No Common Cause Behind NH Seacoast Cancer Cluster

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State health officials say there does not appear to be any common exposure or cause behind a cancer cluster in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. The state Department of Health and Human Services has been investigating a … Continue reading

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