If you are interested in keeping informed about what legislation is being proposed that may affect the services that you (or someone you know) receive, either through Gateways Community Services or through Medicaid, etc., please contact our Legislative Liaison Dave Hackett at .
Advocacy is the best way for community voices to be heard by those who can enact meaningful changes in public policy and improve lives. Advocacy can also mean working at the legislative or executive levels of state or national government toward similar ends. Signing up to become an advocate allows you to:
To become an advocate and get up to date information, please click here to subscribe to the Gateways Community Services Legislative Update.
Looking for additional information on pending NH legislation that will affect people with disabilities? Check out the NH Challenge's website. You can also get information about specific bills at http://www.nh.gov or http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/. If you are interested in how your representative voted on any issue, go to this link and select the year under either the House or the Senate. You will then see a list of bills.
If you are interested in finding out who your Representative and Senator in the legislature are, you can find out easily by going to this link and selecting your town. You can "click" on your representatives’ name and get specific information about them (home address, phone number, and e-mail if they have it). We live in a state that has the 3rd largest legislative body in the English Speaking world (rivaled only by the United States legislative body and the United Kingdom's parliamentary body). This is a legislative body elected to represent YOU, so feel free to write, call or e-mail them. Below is a list of the 2013 legislative contacts by the towns that Gateways serves. Click on your town to get your contact information.
New Hampshire has signed on with two Managed Care Organizations to manage all of NH Medicaid. Everyone on Medicaid will need to select a Care Management Health Plan for Step 1 acute medical services such as doctor visits, inpatient and outpatient hospital visits, etc. Families and consumers remain deeply concerned about what this may mean for individuals, families, and the thirty year strong area agency system when it comes to Step 2 design and implementation for long term services and supports. Gateways Community Services, in cooperation with the Community Support Network, Inc.(CSNI), is providing you with up to date design and implementation information on the CSNI web site. Click here to connect with CSNI’s Managed Care web page for timely, credible information.
The state of New Hampshire maintains Medicaid Managed Care information on the DHHS web site at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/caremgt/.