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The State Legislature Takes On Health Care
Steve Norton on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange discussing proposed New Hampshire health care legislation on February 24, 2010
The Granite State is one of the most expensive places to purchase health care or health insurance products, and lawmakers in both parties have introduced bills to address key issues like competition, transparency, and bargaining power, among others. The program looks at the changes that are being offered, how they would affect the average Granite Stater, and whether or not New Hampshire can solve the health care problem all by itself.
New Hampshire Town Historic Spending and Revenue; 2001-2008
This detailed look at town finances for the years 2001 and 2008 was developed in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio for the 2010 Town Meeting website. For each town we show municipal appropriations by major category (general government, police, fire, highways, local schools, etc.) and major sources of revenue, including property taxes, licensing fees and receipts, and state and Federal contributions to the municipality. We have included a column showing appropriations and revenue per person adjusted for inflation.
Dental Services and Workforce in New Hampshire
An overview of the currently available data on access to dental services and the availability of dental providers across the state. At a minimum, these data raise questions as to whether there are workforce shortages –including those that serve the Medicaid population – across the state and there appears to be a relationship between workforce availability and access. The analyses presented show that access gaps exist in areas policy makers have focused on – such as those federally designated as workforce shortage area – but also in Sullivan County.
The Continuing Budget Conversation
Steve Norton's presentation to the House Finance, Public Works and Highways, and Ways and Means Committees. January 12, 2010.
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