Tag Archives: health

The Line: Should All New Mexicans Be Able To Sign Up For Medicaid?

New Mexico Medicaid

August 10, 2018 – Local media reported this week that a movement to open up Medicaid enrollment to more people is gaining traction. The proposal would make the program available to people who make too much to qualify for health insurance subsidies and people who are undocumented.
Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists debate the opportunities and potential challenges of the proposed Medicaid buy-in program.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student
Diane Snyder, former state senator

Addressing The Health Needs Of Black Children In New Mexico

Gene Grant

June 22, 2018 – A Black Child Wellness Summit was held this week in Albuquerque. State and local officials and advocates convened to discuss strategies for improving the health of African American children in our state. Host Gene Grant sat down with the head of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs to get details on the strategies that show the programs and strategies that appear to show the greatest promise for improving the well-being of black children and families.   

Guest:
Yvette Kaufman-Bell, executive director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs

Full Report: The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico