Charitable foundation funds health care enrollment marketing
Nov. 06, 2017
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A charitable organization is stepping in to promote the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire after the Trump administration cut funding for marketing and advertising.
For the individual health insurance market in much of the country, the administration has slashed spending on advertising by 90 percent. The HNH Foundation responded by making an emergency grant this week of nearly $100,000.
Board chairwoman Kathy Crompton said the foundation was worried that the cut in marketing funds combined with the shorter enrollment period would put people at risk of losing their coverage. The money is being given to the Granite State Progress Education Fund and the New Hampshire Health Care Coalition.
The HNH Foundation's mission is to improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire residents, with a focus on vulnerable children.