New Mexico held steady as the 32nd healthiest state according to the 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for New Mexico, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, New Mexico started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about New Mexico's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
New Mexico Medical Assistance Division — The Medicaid assistance division of the New Mexico state government.
New Mexikids — No cost or low cost health coverage for children under 19 years old. If your household income is less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, health care services are provided to your child at no cost. If your household income is between 185% – 235% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, some of the health [...]
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Insurance Division — Provides convenient access to consumers to reliable insurance products which are underwritten by dependable and financially sound companies. The division strives to ensure that these companies have a proven history of fair and reasonable rates and are represented by trustworthy and qualified agents.
Health Action New Mexico — Health Action New Mexico (HANM) was founded in 1995 as a coalition to achieve access to health care and fight Medicaid cuts.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in New Mexico.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for New Mexico -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in New Mexico.
Why health care reform is important to New Mexico -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in New Mexico.
The Benefits of Health Reform In New Mexico -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of New Mexico.
New Mexico mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for New Mexico -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
02/28/2013 7:02 PM
Associated Press — Democratic legislators want the state-run exchange to screen which health plans can sell policies, while the governor wants a free-market approach. Gov. Martinez maintains her administration has the authority to move ahead on a state-run exchange, but is working with legislators to avoid delaying progress.
01/09/2013 3:01 PM
Alamogordo Daily News—Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is bucking a national trend in advocating that her state operate its own health insurance exchange.
11/15/2012 6:11 PM
CBSnews.com — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is proceeding with a state-run exchange. However, the state attorney general is evaluating if the decision can stand minus legislative authorization.
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