Consumer, insurers and advocacy groups meet on how state should move forward in regards to President's healthcare overhaul
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Consumers, insurers and advocacy groups are offering advice on how New Hampshire should set up and manage the new health insurance marketplace required under the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul law.
About two dozen people testified Friday at a public forum organized by New Hampshire Voices for Health and AARP. Many said they look forward to having more health insurance options and urged the state to focus on creating a user-friendly system.
The federal law requires the creation of marketplaces that will offer individuals and their families a choice of private health plans resembling what workers at major companies get. The Legislature passed a law last session prohibiting a state-run marketplace, and Gov. Maggie Hassan decided last month to pursue a partnership rather than let the federal government operate the marketplace.