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The Line: Michelle Lujan Grisham Backs Off Co-pays And Premiums For Medicaid

1222 Health Apprentices

February 22, 2019 – Saying in a press release, “I have no intention of implementing policies that put a financial strain on low-income New Mexicans…,” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that her administration would appeal to the federal government to stop a plan to make Medicaid enrollees pay monthly premiums and co-pays. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of this course of action.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)


For Further Reading:

New Mexico reverses course on Medicaid charges for patients  – by Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Lujan Grisham Drops Martinez Plan For Medicaid Co-Pays And PremiumsKRWG Public Media

State aims to halt Medicaid copays and premiums – by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe new Mexican, reprinted by NM Political Report

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