Category Archives: Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Mexico Exiting State Exchange

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October 2, 2015 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico will not offer health insurance plans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange in 2016. The company announced the decision last month after state officials declined to approve a request for a 51 percent rate increase.

Kurt Shipley, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, sat down recently with NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus to discuss the decision and talk about the potential impact on customers.

Collaborating to Address Heroin Addiction and Treatment in NM

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September 4, 2015 – Heroin addiction is on the rise across the country, including here in New Mexico. But the issue is not a new one in many local communities. What can be done to improve access to treatment for people struggling with heroin or opiate addiction?

Correspondent Stan Wilson sits down this week with Damon Martinez, US District Attorney for the District of New Mexico and Dr. Paul Roth from the UNM Health Sciences Center.

Earlier this year, Martinez and Dr. Roth announced the HOPE initiative in New Mexico, which aims to address addiction, treatment and overdose deaths in our state. They discuss the need for collaboration between law enforcement and medical professionals in part two in our series on heroin addiction in New Mexico.



Need help for yourself or a loved one? Call the 24-hour National Treatment Referral Hotline (1-800-662-HELP)

CDC report on heroin addiction – Today’s Heroin Epidemic

The Washington Post: 5 ways to help heroin addicts

In Albuquerque: 

Bernalillo County Substance Abuse Programs

Treatment for young adults, age 14-21 – Serenity Mesa