Is Maine falling behind New Hampshire in terms of access to health care? Medicaid expansion’s impact in northern New England

From The Commonwealth Fund

exhibit-box-1-webBefore the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage, New Hampshire greatly lagged Maine in terms of access to health care for low-income adults. But in August 2014, New Hampshire expanded its Medicaid program and has since caught up to its New England neighbor, matching Maine on its uninsured rate among low-income adults and nearly closing the gap on several other key Scorecard measures of health care access. Maine has not only failed to take advantage of its early lead, it has lost ground on some measures.

 

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