Sponsor says NH insurance market bill unneeded
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would allow New Hampshire to set up its own insurance marketplace under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law says the measure is now unnecessary.
The Senate Health, Education and Human Services Committee held a brief public hearing Tuesday on a bill that would have repealed the prohibition on a state-based health exchange enacted by the previous Legislature.
The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Peggy Gilmour of Hollis, also would require insurance companies to create broad provider networks for individual plans sold through the marketplace. Currently, the one company selling health insurance through the marketplace has been criticized for its narrow provider network. But more companies are expected to sell plans next year, and Gilmour said her bill is no longer necessary.Associated Press