State health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is expanding its Medicaid coverage to low income adults, as of January 2015.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in New Hampshire.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information: New Hampshire has adopted a state-federal partnership model for its health insurance exchange.[iii]  Individuals can visit the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) to compare health plans that can be purchased on the exchange and to take advantage of federal tax subsidies that may apply.

Eligibility and Enrollment: People in New Hampshire can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are four ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.[iv]

2) They can use New Hampshire’s online application for free or low cost health benefits.[v]

3) They can call the New Hampshire Service Center for help selecting a plan (1-888-901-4999).

4) They can visit a Department of Health and Human Services district office.

 

New Hampshire Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to the state Medicaid agency website to find out more about Medicaid and for application forms to download and print[vi]

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline number (1-888-901-4999, Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)[vii]

Link to location and contact information for the nearest district Medicaid office[viii]

Link to a summary of New Hampshire’s basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

Link to information on New Hampshire’s Medicaid State Plan for traditionally Medicaid-eligible individuals[x]

Link to NH’s Alternative Benefit Plan for newly Medicaid-eligible individuals under the ACA and additional information about coverage

Link to information on what is covered by Medicaid in New Hampshire[xi]

Link to an organizational chart of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services[xii]

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiii]

Link to the Medicaid provider manual[xiv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange?  New Hampshire is not operating its own health insurance exchange.  To apply, visit Healthcare.gov

Where can you find help to enrollment in health coverage and answers to questions?  Link to enrollment help

 

State Health Information

How many people in New Hampshire are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 10.7% of New Hampshire’s population was uninsured (140, 242) in 2013. The total number of potential marketplace participants is 104,000.[xv]

How many are enrolled so far?  46,642 have selected a marketplace plan as of January 2015.[xvi]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 59,000 uninsured New Hampshire residents are eligible for Medicaid; 45,000 of them are adults, as of November 2014.[xvii]

Is New Hampshire a Medicaid health home state?  No.[xviii]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

Senate: Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-District 9) chairs the Health and Human Services Committee.  

House: Rep. Frank Kotowski (R-District 24) chairs the Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee. [xix]

 

Other Related Information and Links for New Hampshire

Link to information on the New Hampshire Department of Corrections[xx]

Link to New Hampshire’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services[xxi]

Link to New Hampshire’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Services[xxii]

Link to the New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Association or the New Hampshire Providers Association to get information about New Hampshire’ mental health and substance use disorder service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for New Hampshire[xxiii]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxiv]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxv]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxvi]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxvii]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxviii]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxix]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxx]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxi]

 

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[i] See Healthcare.gov, Find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP, New Hampshire, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:09 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/.

[ii] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by Sate, New Hampshire, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:19 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/new-hampshire.html.

[iii] See The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, State Marketplace Profiles: New Hampshire, last viewed December 8, 2014, at 4:23 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-profile/state-exchange-profiles-new-hampshire/.

[iv] See HealthCare.gov, Apply for health coverage, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:27 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/apply-and-enroll/how-to-apply/.

[v] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, NHeASY, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:24 p.m., https://nheasy.nh.gov/.

[vi] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:41 a.m., https://nheasy.nh.gov/.

[vii] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Contact Us, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:48 a.m., https://nheasy.nh.gov/.

[viii] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Contact us last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:32 p.m., https://nheasy.nh.gov/.

[ix] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Eligibility, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:39 p.m., http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/eligibility.htm.

[x] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:46 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=New%20Hampshire.

[xi] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, NH Medicaid Program, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 3:48 p.m., http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/index.htm#about.

[xii] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Divisions/Office, last viewed December 8, 2014, at 3:55 p.m., http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/about/organization.htm.

[xiii] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen A. Dunn, last viewed December 8, 2014, at 4:01 p.m., http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/management/dunn.htm.

[xiv] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Provider Resource Documents, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 4:04 p.m., http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/ombp/caremgt/resources.htm.

[xv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, December 8, 2014, at 4:26 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-New-Hampshire/.

[xvi] See CMS, Medicaid & CHIP: June 2014 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report August 8, 2014, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 4:27 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/June-2014-Enrollment-Report.pdf.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 4:27 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-New-Hampshire/.

[xviii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Home State Plan Option, last viewed at December 14, 2014, at 9:18 p.m., http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/health-home-state-plan-option/.

[xix] See the New Hampshire State Senate, Health And Human Services, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 4:43 p.m., http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/committees/committee_details.aspx?cc=S26.

[xx] See New Hampshire Department of Corrections, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 4:46 p.m., http://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/.

[xxi] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Behavioral Health, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 4:55 p.m., http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dcbcs/bbh/.

[xxii] See New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 5:42 p.m., http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/.

[xxiii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=NH.

[xxiv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxv]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxvi]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxvii]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxviii] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxix]  See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxxi See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxxii See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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