CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medicaid coverage for thousands of uninsured New Hampshire adults may get hung up as Democratic and Republican leaders hash out how much to involve private insurers.
A special panel is set to issue a report Tuesday recommending that New Hampshire add an estimated 49,000 poor adults to the state's Medicaid program.
But Senate Republican leaders want expansion to rely on more private insurance coverage options than the panel recommends. They are hopeful a compromise with Democrats can be struck in time to enroll uninsured adults starting Jan. 1.
State Rep. Marjorie Porter was uninsured for four years and sympathizes with people waiting for the state to act. She says it was difficult to get care for her asthma.
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