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For Immediate Release
July 22, 2019


Communications Director
(603) 271-2121 | [email protected]

Governor Chris Sununu Signs Medicaid Enhancements Into Law

Concord, NH – On Friday, Governor Chris Sununu signed two bills into law that enhance and improve New Hampshire's Medicaid Program.

Statement on SB 274, relative to the newborn home visiting program.

"Home visitations help significantly reduce the negative long-term impacts on New Hampshire children exposed to issues such as substance abuse and mental health concerns. This legislation removes restrictions on New Hampshire's Medicaid Home visiting program to ensure that these critical services are available to all Medicaid eligible families. This is a win for New Hampshire's children and families."

Statement on HB 692, relative to dental care for Medicaid recipients:

"For the first time in New Hampshire history, we are taking steps to create access to quality oral health care for adults with disabilities on Medicaid and other Medicaid recipients. Dental health is directly tied to overall physical health. This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure that Medicaid recipients can safeguard their smiles – and their overall health."

Note: Previously, the Medicaid adult dental benefit was limited to the treatment of infection and severe pain, as a result most Medicaid recipients were unable to maintain good dental health.