Jan 21, 2015

On Tuesday a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill that would allow New Hampshire residents to purchase health insurance from other states.

Jun 26, 2015

On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states do not have to set up their own health insurance exchanges for residents to receive federal health insurance subsidies.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a tax subsidy for any individual who purchases health insurance through an online health insurance exchange "established by the state." 

Jul 10, 2015

A 2015 report card gives New Hampshire the only 'A' in the nation for health care cost transparency.

The report, developed by the Catalyst for Payment Reform and Health Care Incentives Institute, graded New Hampshire on the state website That site uses claims data from insurance companies to let consumers compare health care providers' prices for various procedures.

Aug 04, 2015

In July Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed a bill that states insurers cannot require higher payments for oral anti-cancer pills than for intravenous chemotherapy.

Oral chemotherapy pills typically fall under a patient’s pharmacy benefit, and they can cost much more than the co-pay for an outpatient chemotherapy appointment.

Aug 14, 2015

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is in the process of changing its rules for health insurance networks.

Oct 09, 2015

An October report from the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) says that the number of uninsured patients seeking treatment is decreasing. 

Oct 21, 2015

On Tuesday, October 20 the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to increase prescription co-pays for all state retirees.

The co-pay increase is one of several proposed measures to close a roughly $10 million projected deficit in the retiree health insurance program.

Nov 30, 2015

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is launching an investigation into whether insurance companies are illegally denying coverage for substance abuse treatment.

Dec 04, 2015

This week, the US Senate passed legislation that repeals much of the fundamental elements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) opposes the repeal bill while Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) supports the legislation.


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