Governor's Commission recommends expanding state’s Medicaid program
The commission was appointed in April to oversee and make recommendations on the state’s move from a point of service model to a managed care system for the Medicaid program.
This is the first recommendation issued by the commission, which was established by the governor’s executive order in April to review and recommend best practices in implementing a managed care program.
“Our reason for urgency in this recommendation for Medicaid expansion is that the care management system being pursued by the State is constructed and depends on Medicaid expansion occurring,” she wrote.
Rejecting Medicaid expansion would alter the business assumptions and costs for managed care companies, the commission said, and it could cause the organizations to pull out of the state and eliminate projected state savings.
Both Hassan and the House included Medicaid expansion in their proposed budgets.
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