New Mexico health insurance
Our church serves seasonal workers in New
Mexico who do not have health insurance. Some are not U.S. citizens. Are
any health insurance plans available?
Yes, part time residents and non-citizens are eligible for some types of
health insurance coverage.
Mexico, the rate of uninsured is about 21% of
the state population; significantly higher than the national average.
State officials believe that a majority of the uninsured qualify for a
cost-subsidized insurance plan that may cost about $35 per person per
month at www.insurenewmexico.net. State administrators presume that many
people do not know that they are eligible for coverage. Most of those
who do not qualify for the cost-subsidized program are eligible for a
number of commercial health insurance plans that cost less than $200 per
person per month. Some of the short term medical insurance plans are
more appropriate for season workers and the supplemental insurance plans
are more likely to encourage basic and preventative health care visits
because they require no deductible or co-pay. MedSave.com hosts a
listing of low
cost health insurance plans available in
New Mexico. OnlineAdviser service can help
with any specific questions on the plans listed.
We have long believed that consumer education
campaigns are the most cost-effective method of reducing the number of
uninsured in the United States.
In New Mexico,
however, the issue may be complicated by language and cultural barriers,
as well as the requirement to prove citizenship for the cost-subsidized
plans. (Commercial health insurance does not require citizenship but is
usually more expensive than the state plan).