How to comment on the 2017 Essential Health Benefit benchmark for New Hampshire:
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now accepting public comments on the proposed 2017 Essential Health Benefit benchmark plans for all 50 states, including New Hampshire. The public comment period ends September 30, 2015. The following link to the CMS website contains information about how to comment: https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Data-Resources/ehb.html
To comment on the proposed 2016 rate filings that are posted on healthcare.gov (increases of greater than 10%), please send an email by August 7, 2015, to INS-RateandFormquestions@ins.nh.gov. Comments will be collected and reviewed by the Insurance Department. (Individual responses will not be possible because of the number of comments that will be reviewed. Please note that comments may be made public)
Graphs and Maps - New Hampshire Uninsured - The attached graphs and maps show the distribution of the uninsured in NH by combining Census "Public-Use Microdata Areas" (PUMAs) and data from the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS).
What are "Public-Use Microdata Areas" (PUMAs)? Each PUMA is an area within a state that contains at least 100,000 residents. In densely populated areas, PUMAs are limited to smaller areas within a county. In sparsely populated areas, PUMAs typically comprise one or more neighboring counties within a given state. Data shown is as of July 30, 2014. http://www.enrollamerica.org/state-maps-and-info/state-profiles/new-hampshire/