Americans for Prosperity Highlights Analysis Showing New Hampshire Hospitals Stand to Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Under Medicaid Expansion

August 27, 2013

MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) is calling attention today to new analysis which shows that New Hampshire hospitals would lose hundreds of millions of dollars if Medicaid were expanded in the state.  The analysis is presented in The Apothecary, With Avik Roy which appeared in Forbes today.

“Avik Roy is one of the nation’s preeminent experts in health care reform and the analysis that he sets forth provides a cautionary tale for our legislators in Concord who are holding a public hearing today to discuss expanding Medicaid in New Hampshire,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “According to the analysis, New Hampshire hospitals would stand to lose $228 million from 2014 to 2020 if Medicaid is expanded while overall, New Hampshire providers can expect to see a $45 million loss in net income if the expansion is approved.”

Last week, Avik Roy appeared at two business seminars hosted by Americans for Prosperity Foundation New Hampshire which allowed Roy to share his insight with members of the business community regarding the potential impact of ObamaCare on their businesses.

“While proponents of Medicaid expansion continue to talk about what expansion would add to the state, the numbers simply do not bear that out,” added Moore.  “Today’s analysis reaffirms what we have known all along – Medicaid expansion is wrong for New Hampshire.”

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