Sununu veto of millions more for mental health, addiction services providers survives override attempt
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Health care providers who were hoping for an immediate increase in Medicaid rates for mental health and addiction services were disappointed on Thursday, as the Senate failed to override a gubernatorial veto of Senate Bill 5.
The bill, vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu last Friday, appropriates $3 million to increase the rates paid by the state on behalf of patients in the expanded Medicaid program, many of whom are struggling with addiction or mental health issues.
It also appropriates $450,000 in emergency funding to support Manchester shelters that serve people in recovery from addiction.