In our twentieth year of operation, our board unanimously agreed to fund a $96,000 emergency grant to support the 2017 Affordable Care Act enrollment effort. This was crucial because New Hampshire had lost 90% of the funding it had previously used to help people enroll.
Over the years, our health insurance coverage work has been primarily focused on children, but our experience and national research shows that if parents are covered, it’s likely that their children will be covered as well.
By late 2017, nearly 50,000 New Hampshire residents obtained health insurance coverage through the ACA Marketplace. Our investment was a critical component toward this success. This means that not only will more children be healthy, but also that more parents will have access to health care. Healthy parents are better able to take care of their children.