|By Garry Rayno, The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The state would have to find an additional
He laid out the different scenarios available to the state, such as delaying expansion, changing eligibility and changing
He said the expansion would add about 58,000 people to the program -- about half of the 113,000 people who would be eligible.
Without expansion, Haught said, 22,000 additional people will go on
States across the country are determining if they want to expand
Health and Human Services Commissioner
"I will closely review the findings of today's HHS report, which is an important first analysis of what
Much of the savings of not expanding
Haught did acknowledge his figures do not include reductions in the federal Disproportionate Share Program, which helps hospitals with uncollected bills for care they provide the poor. Under the ACA, the program will be reduced under the assumption more and more people will be insured, with about half the money eliminated by 2020. Currently the state is eligible for
Under the ACA, the federal government pays 100 percent of the cost of "new"
The report also indicates the state would reap few financial benefits from a