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Hassan And Lamontagne Spar Over Medicaid Expansion

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne says Medicaid expansion will siphon money away from seniors on Medicare. At a debate over healthcare issues hosted by the New Hampshire Health Policy Council, the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and NHPR, Lamontagne argued that the Affordable Care Act will take $716 billion over 10 years from Medicare to fund […]

Baby Steps For Naturopathic Doctors In New Hampshire

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 […]

House Bill On Naturopathic Insurance Reimbursement: A Preview

na·tur·op·a·thy [ney-chuh–rop–uh-thee, nach-uh-] noun This week at the State House, Senate and House members agreed on a version of a bill that will require some insurance plans to cover visits to naturopathic doctors.  Before we get to the economic impacts of the bill, we wanted to know: what is it exactly that naturopathic Drs. do? In […]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Happy Friday, StateImpact readers!  As usual at this time on a Friday afternoon, we’d like to take a moment to call up our most popular posts, just in case you missed them. So with that in mind, we now present This Week’s Essential StateImpact! A Look Inside An Advanced NH Factory: Our first foray into […]

Why Home Care Workers Aren’t Guaranteed Minimum Wage

Recently, the Obama Administration announced plans to change Labor Department rules so that home care workers–personal care aides and home health aides–are guaranteed federal minimum wage and overtime pay.  Right now, states are allowed to decide if they want to include this class of worker under their own minimum wage and overtime laws.  Many have […]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

It’s been a busy week here at StateImpact New Hampshire.  Whether it’s looking at utility deregulation, the Dodd-Frank Act, specialty cancer centers or manufacturing in the Granite State, our economic coverage has been rather broad.  Here’s our official roundup of the posts you found most click-worthy. Some Key Arguments For–And Against–Making PSNH Sell Its Generating […]

Does New Hampshire Need Specialty Cancer Centers?

The crux of the debate: Should NH change its laws governing medical facilities so a for-profit cancer center can come into the state? Lawmakers are now considering whether to give exemptions to for-profit cancer centers so they can do business in the state. Under current regulations these cancer centers are likely  to be deemed redundant. […]

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