I was disappointed to see that Rep, Cordelli voted nay, but glad to see that Rep. Wright voted yea.
I suspect some strong push back from the NH Hospital Association as the bill goes to the House Finance Committee for review, as well it should. Hospitals already foot the bill for millions of dollars in uncompensated care and asking them to contribute to paying for medicaid expansion by taking on a reduced percentage of the medicaid reimbursement funding seems counterproductive. It would be beneficial for lawmakers to look at the financial condition of hospitals in NH before increasing the financial burden by downshifting the cost to them.
The next step for this bill is a hearing by the House Finance Committee on February 17th at 10Am.