NH bipartisan panel objects Trump tweaks to Medicaid rules
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A bipartisan legislative committee on Thursday unanimously objected to Trump administration changes to New Hampshire’s proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, but the state health commissioner said the rules can be implemented without the panel’s approval.
The federal government last month approved the state’s request to require some recipients to spend at least 100 hours a month working, going to school or participating in community service. There would be exemptions for parents of young children, people with disabilities and others, and those who fall short could make up hours the next month. But changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would limit the availability of that safety net, and would not allow someone who works more than 100 hours one month to carry over the extra to another month.