Victorious NH Democrats Could Partner With Feds on Health Exchange

The law blocked the once-independent state from working with D.C.


CONCORD — New Hampshire could revisit a state law requiring the federal government to run a health insurance exchange and take on a bigger role through a partnership.

State Republicans opposed implementing the federal health-care overhaul law. They helped turn back $1 million in federal money to be used for planning and passed a law banning the state from establishing an exchange to serve as a marketplace for consumers to find insurance.

That could change with the shift in power after the election. Democrats regained control of the House, gained seats in the Senate and retained the governor's office.