Affordable Care Act
According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could provide health insurance to previously 422,000 uninsured nonelderly New Mexicans. With the introduction of Medicaid expansion and Exchange or Marketplace private health care coverage, the new provision is expected to cover about 71 percent of these previously uninsured nonelderly adults by 2019 (New Mexico Voices for Children, 2012). The new provision at Health Care.gov includes a fine to those who choose to be uninsured, however there are exemptions.
Still Work to be Done: New Mexico enrollment in ACA has been categorized in the worst-performing category (ACASignups.Net, 2014). NMHIX had to revise its health insurance enrollment from reaching 80,000 by March 31 to 50,000 due to unpromising trends.
How to Choose Your Insurance Plan The goals of this website are to educate the public on how to choose the best health insurance plan for your family. NMSU Extension is doing this by providing health insurance resources and information. We also offer a health insurance curriculum called Smart Choice.