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Medicaid impasse in the Granite State

Frank McDougall, vice president of government affairs, spoke on behalf of DHMC on The Exchange last August.

In July 2011, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and nine other hospitals filed a lawsuit against the State of New Hampshire, arguing that the way the state administers Medicaid violates federal law. The suit was sparked by the state legislature's decision to reverse course on a policy that had been in place since 1991, delivering a $250-million blow to New Hampshire hospitals. To begin to understand how the state and its hospitals got to this point, read "DH grapples with a $100-million Medicaid gap." Click on the link below to listen to the arguments on both sides, as presented on the August 5, 2011, edition of the New Hampshire Public Radio show The Exchange.

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