NHeLP Comments to HHS on New Hampshire’s Amended Medicaid Waiver Project

Executive Summary

In comments to the U.S. Department of of Health and Human Services (HHS), NHeLP urges it to reject New Hampshire’s amended Section 1115 waiver project because the state proposes changes to Medicaid that would undermine the purpose of the law and harm low-income and underserved people who need Medicaid for health care. New Hampshire’s amended waiver project includes a so-called “work requirement,” that are an “illegal condition of eligibility …,” and have never been approved by HHS. “Conditioning Medicaid eligibility on completion of work activities gets it exactly backwards by blocking access to care and services that help individuals be able to work,” NHeLP’s HHS comments state.

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