CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire could yet decide to operate its own health care exchange under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on a bill filed by its chairman — Ed Butler, a Democrat from Harts Location. His bill would reverse a Republican-passed law that prohibits the state from operating a health exchange.
Earlier this month, Gov. Maggie Hassan wrote Washington declaring the state’s intent to partner with the federal government to operate the new insurance markets required under the law. Because of the ban on a state exchange, Hassan’s only options were to partner with the government or let it run the exchange.