February 9, 2018 – A “glitch” in the state’s new computer system accidently booted some foster and adoptive children out of the Medicaid system. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and the Human Services Department has said any medical costs incurred before the children get reinstated will be reimbursed. But what about those families who can’t afford to cover upfront costs? Gene Grant and the Line give their opinions on how the matter was handled, and what should be done to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Albuquerque Journal Article by Marie C. Baca – State knew about kids’ Medicaid ‘glitches’ for weeks
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First