May 21, 2015 7:19 PM

Hospitals say trends show more NH residents have health insurance

Uninsured Emergency Room visits are down 22-percent in the first three months of this year, compared to the first quarter of 2014. Uninsured inpatient hospitals stays also fell 27-percent. The trend announced by the New Hamsphire Hospital Association.

New Hampshire Hospitals said the trend is credited to more people being on Medicaid. Under the Affordable Care Act, in 2014 New Hampshire agreed to expand Medicaid.

Since last August 39,000 in Granite Staters have become eligible for expanded Medicaid. This year state lawmakers passed a budget that defunds the expansion, bringing it to an end in 2016.

Click here for more information on the New Hampshire Hospital Association's report.


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