CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan says she's open to considering alternatives to enrolling an estimated 58,000 poor adults into the state's existing Medicaid program if an alternative way to expand the program is better for New Hampshire.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Hassan says she's confident a special commission established to study whether expanding Medicaid is right for New Hampshire will address reluctant lawmakers' concerns. She says she wants to hear what model the commission believes is best for the state.
Hassan says lawmakers who were reluctant to authorize expansion in the budget passed in June need to help her understand why an alternative is better and she will consider it.
The first-term governor says the focus should be on improving people's health by providing them access to services.
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