Medicaid in New Hampshire

Providing for Children in Foster Care
PRS Briefs
PRS Policy Brief 0607-05
Saturday, March 10, 2007

New Hampshire provides substantial Medicaid funding for children in foster care yet often still struggles with identifying and treating foster children's mental and physical health problems. This report highlights three areas of concern regarding the provision of Medicaid services to foster children in the Granite State: ensuring a comprehensive health assessment upon entering foster care, guaranteeing that foster children's mental health needs are met, and offering timely and satisfactory dental care. The report provides a number of policy options for improving and enhancing Medicaid benefits for foster children in New Hampshire, many of which are based on effective policies from other states.