There are many public health insurance plans and options that make healthcare accessible to all New Mexico residents. These services are provided by the U.S. federal government or New Mexico Medicaid and Medicare programs. These public health insurance programs are available to you in the event that you do not want to enroll in private health insurance or are unable to afford other health insurance options.
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Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act
Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, refers to any health insurance plan that can be purchased through the federally operated Health Insurance Marketplace. When applying for Obamacare, you may also potentially qualify for cost assistance or government subsidies.
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New Mexico Medicaid: Health Insurance For Low-Income
New Mexico Medicaid is the state-funded health insurance for low-income individuals, families, pregnant women, and those with disabilities. New Mexico opted to expand eligibility for Medicaid in 2014 and enrollment has since increased by 25%.
New Mexico Medicaid programs include:
- Centennial Care Overview
- Behavioral Health Documents
- Native Americans
- Various waivers
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New Mexico Medicare
Medicare is the federal health insurance for those who are 65 years of age or older, or who have a specific disability such as end-stage renal disease. If you have Medicare Part A today, you meet the requirements for qualified health coverage per the Affordable Care Act. Medicare Part B, unfortunately, does not meet this requirement so you will need additional health insurance coverage to avoid the Affordable Care Act penalty. At this time, 17% of the New Mexico population receives Medicare benefits.
New Mexico Medicare programs and services include:
- Original Medicare Plans - Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance)
- Medicare Advantage Plan - Part C
- Medicare Rx Plan - Part D
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