Medicaid Work Rules Delayed for Months in New Hampshire

July 8, 2019, 8:27 PM

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) extended a deadline under the state’s new Medicaid work requirements so thousands of people won’t lose health benefits this week.

Sununu signed a bill (S.B. 290) July 8 that prohibits the state from ending benefits for about 18,000 people. Their coverage is in jeopardy because of a new rule that requires certain Medicaid beneficiaries to register with the state and prove they are working to receive health benefits. Sununu and Republican lawmakers pushed for the work rules, while Democrats and human services agencies opposed them.

About 53,000 Medicaid recipients were required to register by ...

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