End of Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Starting May 11, as the public-health emergency for COVID-19 ends, some New Hampshire residents will have to seek alternatives to the enhanced benefits they've received for the past three years. The state's Medicaid program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, telehealth services, and several other resources underwent modifications to assist thousands of individuals in the state, particularly those who lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

In fact, Medicaid Expansion alone witnessed an enrollment surge of 86 percent between February 2019 and February 2023, benefiting numerous Granite Staters, according to this recent article in the New Hampshire Business Review.  

To help understand any changes, we’ve compiled a collection of resources that outline some of the modifications.


State Resources 

NH DHHS - Ending of U.S. Public Health Emergency & Guidance Updates

NH DHHS - Pandemic-Related Coverage Changes 

NH DHHS - Pandemic Benefits Changes: Information for Providers 

NH DHHS - Regular Medicaid Eligibility Operations Resume

NH Medicaid Navigators 

Federal Resources 

U.S. DHHS – Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap 

CDC Guidance - End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 

 White House Fact Sheet: Actions Taken by the Biden-⁠Harris Administration to Ensure Continued COVID-⁠19 Protections and Surge Preparedness After Public Health Emergency Transition

HHS COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Landing Page

HHS Fact Sheet: End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

HHS Fact Sheet: HHS Announces Intent to Amend the Declaration Under the PREP Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID-19 

HHS Fact Sheet: HHS Announces ‘HHS Bridge Access Program For COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments’ to Maintain Access to COVID-19 Care for the Uninsured 

ASPR PREP Act Question and Answers 

CMS FAQ: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


You may also be interested in a recent blog post by NHMS Member Dr. Calderwood, "Where we stand with COVID-19 now"