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Coalition Of Towns Challenges LGC Refund Plans

While the LGC remains the go-to place for a number of municipal services, it's facing continued opposition over its handling of insurance surplus payments

It’s been a busy week on the Local Government Center beat. Recently, we reported for NHPR that a coalition of 12 towns has banded together to demand what it calls its “fair share” of health insurance surplus payments from the Local Government Center.  In the interests of bringing you up to speed, we’ll outline the [...]

What the LGC’s Reorganization Means To Communities (And Taxpayers)

The Local Government Center case is incredibly convoluted.  But it involves the majority of communities--and taxpayers--in the state

The on-going fight between the state of New Hampshire and one of the nation’s largest insurance risk pool managers is an important one, with millions of dollars of taxpayer money at stake. It’s also incredibly complicated. As the Local Government Center implements changes ordered by a hearing officer–even as it appeals the ruling to the [...]

Aug. 1 Brings More Preventive Care For Women

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On Wednesday the Affordable Care Act will require insurance companies to cover eight new preventive health services for women, with no copays. These provisions supplement a series of preventive care requirements already instituted when the ACA passed two years ago.  And while some states already require insurance plans to cover some preventive services, these requirements [...]

Getting By, Getting Ahead: A Monadnock Farmer’s Sustainability Challenge

As part of our weekly “Getting By, Getting Ahead” series, StateImpact is traveling across New Hampshire, gathering personal stories from the people behind the economy.  In our second installment, we visit a small farm in the Monadnock Region. _____ Tracie Smith has been selling mixed vegetables and herbs at farmers’ markets since she went to [...]

Monadnock Region Snapshot: A Growing Local Food Movement Doesn’t Translate To Prosperity

The local food movement is gaining popularity, especially in the Monadnock region.  But that doesn't necessarily mean big money for small farmers.

Tomorrow morning on NHPR, we’ll introduce you to Tracie Smith, a farmer in the Monadnock Region. Tracie’s story is Part Two of our series “Getting By, Getting Ahead,” examining how people across New Hampshire’s seven regions are navigating a recovering economy.                                                             ___ Farming has long been crucial to New Hampshire’s Monadnock region, where rows of vegetable [...]

Baby Steps For Naturopathic Doctors In New Hampshire

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Although Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) undergo virtually the same training as medical doctors, their services have not been covered by insurance companies in the state of New Hampshire. Two and a half years ago, ND Bert Mathieson was frustrated by what struck him as “discrimination flat out.” He got a sponsor for a bill that would [...]

Federal Vs State Health Insurance Exchange–Does It Matter?

As part of the Affordable Care Act, every state must have a health insurance exchange in place by January 2014. An exchange is a clearinghouse of sorts where people and small business can go to buy insurance and also find out which tax rebates they may use to help them buy coverage. “I’ve heard people [...]

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