There are many public health insurance plans and options that make healthcare accessible to all New Hampshire residents. These services are provided by the U.S. federal government or New Hampshire Medicaid and Medicare programs. These public health insurance programs are available to you in the event that you are unable to afford other health insurance options, you reach the appropriate age bracket, or are disabled.
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Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act
Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, refers to any health insurance plan that can be purchased through the federally operated Health Insurance Marketplace. When applying for Obamacare, you may also qualify for cost assistance or government subsidies.
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New Hampshire Medicaid: Health Insurance For Low-Income
New Hampshire Medicaid is the state-funded health insurance for low-income individuals, families, pregnant women, and those with disabilities. New Hampshire expanded Medicaid and has reduced the uninsured rate in the state by 37%. Funding for expanded Medicaid ends at the end of this year, however, so the Medicaid program for 2017 is in flux.
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New Hampshire Medicare
Medicare is the federal health insurance for those who are 65 years of age or older, or who have a specific disability such as end-stage renal disease. If you have Medicare Part A today, you meet the requirements for qualified health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Medicare Part B, unfortunately, does not meet this requirement so you will need additional health insurance coverage to avoid the Affordable Care Act penalty. Currently, 20% of New Hampshire’s population receives Medicare benefits.
New Hampshire Medicare programs and services include:
- Original Medicare Plans - Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance)
- Medicare Advantage Plan - Part C
- Medicare Rx Plan - Part D
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