The Economic Development Committee addresses issues relating to the New Hampshire economy and state economic development policy. The Fiscal Policy Committee examines issues around state government spending and taxation. The committees meet concurrently on the second Friday of each month at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8:00 AM and are open to BIA members.
Meeting Schedule 2016-2017 September 9 October 14 November 11 December 9 January 13 February 10 March 10 April 14 May 12
Chair (Economic Development): Joe Murray, Fidelity Investments
Chair (Fiscal Policy): Steve Lawlor, Nathan Wechsler
BIA staff contact: David Juvet, Senior Vice President, 224.5388 x115
Meeting Agenda Friday, March 10, 2017 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Business & Industry Association 122 N. Main Street, Concord NH - 3rd Floor
Fiscal Policy Co-Chair: Steve Lawlor - Nathan Wechsler Economic Development Co-Chair: Joe Murray – Fidelity Investments
2. Deep Dive into the Budget - How NH Funds Medicaid
Almost half of the entire state budget is appropriated to Health and Human Services, with a significant portion of that used to fund Medicaid. This is an important topic for business because if Medicaid providers are underfunded for the services they perform, those costs can and will be shifted to others, primarily the business community in the form of higher health insurance premium costs.
Our guests this month are from the New Hampshire Hospital Association. They will recap how Medicaid is funded, who pays for it, and what the current budget scenario looks like.
3. Bill Review
A bills that are budget, telecommunications, and/or economic development related.
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