View COVID-19 Resources

Medicaid Coverage Gap Resources

View Health Equity Resources


Provider and Patient Perspectives on Labor and Delivery Unit Closures in Rural New Hampshire

This brief examines how labor and delivery closures in New Hampshire affected the providers and patients in rural communities. Nationally, rural obstetric unit closures have been attributed to high fixed costs, low delivery volume, staffing shortages, and financial challenges— including high malpractice premiums and low Medicaid reimbursement.