New Hampshire residents sue over Medicaid work requirements
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Low-income New Hampshire residents sued the federal government Wednesday over the state’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
The National Health Law Program, New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed the lawsuit behalf of a 26-year-old sporting goods store cashier from Henniker, a 40-year-old who does seasonal work and lives off the land in Unity and a Laconia couple with three children.
New Hampshire expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 to include adults making up to 138 percent of the poverty level. The state initially used federal money to put participants on private insurance but, in reauthorizing the program last year, changed to a managed care model and added the work requirements.