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New Mexico may open Medicaid to paying customers


January 31, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would open its Medicaid program to new paying customers in an effort to expand affordable health care options under proposed legislation unveiled on Wednesday.

The measure from Democratic Rep. Deborah Armstrong of Albuquerque aims to create a Medicaid buy-in option for state residents who make too much to qualify for Medicaid coverage or marketplace subsidies under the Affordable Care Act but still may struggle to afford adequate care. Medicare recipients would not be eligible.

The concept was embraced by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on the campa...

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