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New Hampshire Health Care Groups Urge Congress to Fund Vital Programs for Hospitals and Health Centers

Concord, NH-- Today, health care advocacy groups from across the state sent a letter to the New Hampshire congressional delegation urging them to ensure continued funding for the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs).

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The Medicaid DSH program provides crucial support to New Hampshire hospitals that serve a high number of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients, whereas FQHCs are community clinics that serve patients with no other options, regardless of their ability to pay. The letter asks Congress to delay scheduled cuts to the DSH program – which would amount to $106.4 million in cuts to New Hampshire hospitals – as well as extend funding for FQHCs.

 

“We appreciate your strong support for these programs, which help ensure that Granite Staters from every income level have access to high-quality health care in all parts of the state. Now, with continued uncertainty about funding worrying consumers and providers alike, we hope that the rest of Congress will join you in fighting for working families by addressing these issues promptly.”

 

You can read the full letter here.

 

Signatories to the letter include:

  • Covering New Hampshire
  • Moms Rising
  • Rights & Democracy NH
  • Healthcare Working Group, Kent Street Coalition