New Hampshire hospitals saw 22% fewer emergency visits, 27% fewer admissions and 15% fewer outpatient visits by uninsured patients in the first nine months of the state’s Medicaid expansion alternative, according to a report released today by the New Hampshire Hospital Association. “This latest report continues to show that the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan is working by reducing the costs that businesses and those of us with insurance pay to care for those who have no insurance or way of paying for their care,” said NHHA President Steve Ahnen. “As more people become eligible for the program, we anticipate these trends will continue to grow.” The association is advocating for reauthorization of the program, currently slated to cease at the end of 2016. Enrollment in the program has increased 13% since February, to more than 39,000 residents.