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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

Resources Available For People Thinking About Suicide

1140 Suicide Prevention

April 6, 2018 – New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for suicides in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People who might be thinking about suicide might also face challenges finding a place to get help in our large, mostly rural state. 

This week Sarah Gustavus sits down with Wendy Linebrink-Allison from the New Mexico Crisis and Action Line to talk about the power a single conversation can have for individuals who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

If you or a someone you know is struggling, call the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474), or call or text the Peer to Peer Warmline at 1-855-4NM-7100 (1-855-466-7100).