Access to Care

Every person deserves equitable, affordable access to quality health care services. Hospitals and health systems across the state continue to play a vital role in educating their patients about their health insurance options and helping them navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The passage of Medicaid Expansion under the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan (NHHPP) in 2014 secured health insurance coverage for more than 45,000 Granite State residents. In January 2019, the Granite Advantage Health Care Program replaced NHHPP and continues to provide health insurance coverage for more than 45,000 New Hampshire residents at little or no cost through the state’s Medicaid Management Program (MCM) plans. Since its inception in 2014, Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire has successfully reduced the number of uninsured patients seeking care in emergency rooms, reduced the amount of uncompensated care provided by hospitals to those without insurance, and reduced the cost shift to those with insurance.