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House Dems to push vote on Medicaid expansion

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire House will vote Wednesday on legislation similar to a defeated bill to expand Medicaid to an estimated 49,000 poor adults.

Rep. Cindy Rosenwald, a Nashua Democrat, said Monday that the major difference is that the new bill would make the poorest adults eligible for the state's managed care program instead of requiring them to obtain private insurance through the federal marketplace. She said that would affect up to 37,000 people.

The Senate rejected expanding Medicaid in November, but GOP leaders said they still hope to find a compromise. The key hurdles between the parties are when to use the federal marketplace to buy private coverage and who is covered. Republicans want private coverage sooner than 2017 which Democrats propose.

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