Bill Text: NH HB690 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Removing the work requirement of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-06 - Retained in Committee [HB690 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB690-Introduced.html

HB 690-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0472

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 690-FN

 

AN ACT removing the work requirement of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Schultz, Merr. 18; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the work and community engagement requirements of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0472

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT removing the work requirement of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Repeal.  The following are repealed:

I.  RSA 126-AA:2, I(h), relative to  savings generated as a result of individuals disenrolled in the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program for failing to meet the work requirements.

II.  RSA 126-AA:2, III-IV, relative to the work and community engagement requirements under the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

III.  RSA 126-AA:4, II(a)(9), relative to a certain duty of the commission to evaluate the effectiveness and future of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

IV.  RSA 126-AA:4, II(d), relative to making a certain recommendation relative to the work and community engagement requirement.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0472

1/16/19

 

HB 690-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT removing the work requirement of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - New Hampshire Granite Advantage Health Care Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill repeals work and community engagement requirements and related reporting requirements under RSA 126-AA within the Granite Advantage Health Care Program.  Because the existing statutory work requirements have not yet been implemented, the Department of Health and Human Services states the bill will have an indeterminable fiscal impact.  As of January 2019, the Department is unable to estimate the number of beneficiaries who would be suspended or terminated under the existing requirement, and so the fiscal implications of removing it are currently unclear.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

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