New Hampshire is the third healthiest state to live in according to the 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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New Hampshire's best and worst category rankings:
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for New Hampshire, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
New Hampshire Health Plan
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, New Hampshire started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about New Hampshire's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
New Hampshire Healthy Kids — Provides access to affordable, quality health and dental coverage to uninsured children and teens in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Medicaid — The federal and state funded program that serves needy individuals and families who meet financial and other eligibility requirements and certain other individuals who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.
NH Health Cost — Provides information on the price of medical care in New Hampshire. Developed by the New Hampshire Insurance Department and the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Health Insurance.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in New Hampshire.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for New Hampshire -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in New Hampshire.
Why health care reform is important to New Hampshire -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in New Hampshire.
The Benefits of Health Reform In New Hampshire -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for New Hampshire -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $9 per family in 2012.
11/26/2012 10:11 PM
Associated Press — With Democrats regaining House control, retaining the governor’s house, and picking up Senate seats, a partnership with the federal government just could come together by the Feb. 15 deadline.
09/19/2012 6:09 PM
Union Leader — A joint committee of state representatives and senators selected the Matthew Thornton “Blue” plan as the state’s benchmark plan. The benchmark represents the minimum package of benefits that must be included in plans sold on the state exchange beginning in 2014. The Matthew Thornton plan is projected to cost just under $500 a person a month.
06/30/2012 4:06 PM
Seacoastonline — HB 1297 prohibits New Hampshire from setting up a state-run health insurance exchange. While sponsors see the bill’s passage as a victory over Obamacare, those opposed say the law will have no practical effect.
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