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N.H. House Votes to Repeal Medicaid Work Requirement

N.H. State House
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Democrats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal the state's work requirement for people who receive health insurance through expanded Medicaid.

The work requirement was struck down by a federal judge last summer and remains in legal limbo as the state appeals the ruling.

If it had gone into effect, it could have forced as many as 17,000 people off the Medicaid rolls in New Hampshire.

House Republicans issued a statement saying they remain committed to the policy. And Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, supports the work requirement.

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Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.
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