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Mulling Over Medicaid Expansion

At the end of the legislative season, New Hampshire lawmakers decided to spend the summer studying whether the Granite State should accept or reject federal funds to extend Medicaid to more residents.  A special committee has held weekly sessions on this, with a deadline of mid-October.  We’ll find out what they’re looking at and what they may decide. 

Guests

  • Charlie Arlinghaus - President of the Josiah Bartlett center for public policy, a free-market think tank based in Concord. He is a member of the Commission to Study the Expansion of Medicaid.
  • Tom Bunnell - Policy consultant for NH Voices for Health. 
  • Neal Kurk - Republican Representative for Hillsborough. He is a member Medicaid Commission.
  • Peggy Gilmour -Democratic Senator from Hollis. She is also on the Medicaid Commission.
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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