N.H. Senate revises Medicaid work requirement
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The New Hampshire Senate voted to scale back the state’s newly-approved work requirement Thursday, a day after a pair of federal lawsuits sowed doubts about it short-term future.
In a 14-10 vote that sparked heated commentary over a bill that had bipartisan support last year, Democrats moved to pass Senate Bill 290, which would make a series of changes to New Hampshire’s requirement.
The present work requirement, which applies to 50,000 low-income Granite Staters currently receiving Medicaid expansion and which was approved by the federal government last November, mandates that those benefiting from the program log 100 hours a month in work or community engagement. Under the rule, those that don’t meet the requirement can be removed from insurance coverage until they come back into compliance.