Medicaid Expansion: Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Enrollment Stats:
Why We Must Make Medicaid Expansion Permanent

Two years after Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern cast the deciding vote to implement the successful bipartisan “New Hampshire Health Protection Plan,” he is now running for Governor and has announced he will work to make Medicaid Expansion permanent if elected — here’s why:

The coverage launched in August 2014 to bring quality health insurance coverage to low-income New Hampshire individuals and families, and to strengthen the state’s workforce and public health. Today, 49,660 New Hampshire residents now have coverage, achieved with no new state taxes.

Here is what is at stake now:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: 15,498 TOTAL ENROLLED

City of Manchester – 7,195
City of Nashua – 3,766

HOUSE DISTRICT 1: 379 enrolled
Antrim – 121
Hillsborough – 251
Windsor – 7

HOUSE DISTRICT 2: 320 enrolled
Deering – 101
Weare – 219

HOUSE DISTRICT 3: 163 enrolled
Bennington – 50
Greenfield – 67
Hancock – 46

HOUSE DISTRICT 4: 318 enrolled
Francestown – 35
Greenville – 90
Lyndeborough – 62
Wilton – 131

HOUSE DISTRICT 5: 160 enrolled
Mont Vernon – 45
New Boston – 115

HOUSE DISTRICT 6: 264 enrolled
Goffstown – 264

HOUSE DISTRICT 7: 228 enrolled
Bedford – 228

HOUSE DISTRICTS 8-19: 7195 enrolled
Manchester – 7195

HOUSE DISTRICT 20: 141 enrolled
Litchfield – 141

HOUSE DISTRICT 21: 475 enrolled
Merrimack – 475

HOUSE DISTRICT 22: 172 enrolled
Amherst – 172

HOUSE DISTRICT 23: 435 enrolled
Milford – 435

HOUSE DISTRICT 24: 205 enrolled
Peterborough – 205

HOUSE DISTRICT 25: 256 enrolled
New Ipswich – 179
Sharon – 14
Temple – 63

HOUSE DISTRICT 26: 73 enrolled
Brookline – 54
Mason – 19

HOUSE DISTRICT 27: 93 enrolled
Hollis – 93

HOUSE DISTRICTS 28-36: 3766 enrolled
Nashua – 3766

HOUSE DISTRICT 37: 855 enrolled
Hudson – 614
Pelham – 241

This new coverage supports those living above the poverty line but who are still low income (ie, for a family of four, earning up to roughly $33,000/year).

  • Hospitals reported 27% fewer uninsured Emergency Room visits in New Hampshire last year
  • Over $600 million in health care coverage has returned to NH as a result of the program
  • New benefit has already been used by thousands for drug addiction & treatment services

The law passed with bipartisan support after tremendous work by NH legislators, leadership by Governor Maggie Hassan, and with the active encouragement of the business, hospital, and nonprofit community. It was implemented by a close 3-2 vote on the Executive Council on July 16, 2014. The program was reauthorized by one vote in the legislature this past winter, and is now scheduled to expire unless the next Governor and next legislature takes action.

Executive Councilor and Democratic candidate for Governor Colin Van Ostern, who cast the deciding vote to implement Medicaid expansion two years ago, has announced that if elected he will work with the incoming legislature, private, and nonprofit stakeholders to make this Medicaid expansion permanent.

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