By KEVIN LANDRIGANNew Hampshire Union Leader

CONCORD – The Obama administration denied New Hampshire’s bid to make 50,000 low-income adults face a work requirement to receive taxpayer-paid coverage under an expansion of Medicaid.The decision, while expected in many quarters, was stunning in its timing coming on near the eve of an election in which this issue has been a hot topic for months.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also rejected provisions of the 2015 New Hampshire Health Protection Program that would impose more rigorous standards to prove U.S. and New Hampshire citizenship to be eligible.”After reviewing New Hampshire’s amendment request to determine whether it meets these standards, CMS is unable to approve the following requests which could undermine access, efficiency, and quality of care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries,” said CMS Director Vikki Wachino in her letter to NH Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers.The program …
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