Medicaid Expansion: Rockingham County

Rockingham 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:

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY: 7,855 TOTAL ENROLLED

City of Portsmouth – 759

HOUSE DISTRICT 1: 149 enrolled
Northwood – 149

HOUSE DISTRICT 2: 289 enrolled
Candia – 95
Deerfield – 95
Nottingham – 99

HOUSE DISTRICT 3: 381 enrolled
Raymond – 381

HOUSE DISTRICT 4: 296 enrolled
Auburn – 96
Chester – 85
Sandown – 115

HOUSE DISTRICT 5: 472 enrolled
Londonderry – 472

HOUSE DISTRICT 6: 1179 enrolled
Derry – 1179

HOUSE DISTRICT 7: 192 enrolled
Windham – 192

HOUSE DISTRICT 8: 739 enrolled
Salem – 739

HOUSE DISTRICT 9: 227 enrolled
Epping – 227

HOUSE DISTRICT 10: 97 enrolled
Fremont – 97

HOUSE DISTRICT 11: 87 enrolled
Brentwood – 87

HOUSE DISTRICT 12: 111 enrolled
Danville – 111

HOUSE DISTRICT 13: 316 enrolled
Hampstead – 151
Kingston – 165

HOUSE DISTRICT 14: 267 enrolled
Atkinson – 90
Plaistow – 177

HOUSE DISTRICT 15: 120 enrolled
Newton – 120

HOUSE DISTRICT 16: 97 enrolled
East Kingston – 36
Kensington – 38
South Hampton – 23

HOUSE DISTRICT 17: 291 enrolled
Newfields – 24
Newmarket – 267

HOUSE DISTRICT 18: 438 enrolled
Exeter – 438

HOUSE DISTRICT 19: 96 enrolled
Stratham – 96

HOUSE DISTRICT 20: 491 enrolled
Hampton Falls – 43
Seabrook – 448

HOUSE DISTRICT 21: 466 enrolled
Hampton – 466

HOUSE DISTRICT 22: 97 enrolled
North Hampton – 97

HOUSE DISTRICT 23: 100 enrolled
Greenland – 77
Newington – 23

HOUSE DISTRICT 24: 98 enrolled
New Castle – 6
Rye – 92

HOUSE DISTRICTS 25-29: 759 enrolled
Portsmouth – 759

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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