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

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