- Exchanges: The legislature enacted a bill in 2011 to create a statewide exchange, but the bill was vetoed. The New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance was tasked with exchange planning efforts in the absence of legislation, and development efforts are ongoing. An exchange task force was convened in July 2012 following the Supreme Court ruling, and will meet monthly.
- Essential Health Benefits: The New Mexico legislature introduced legislation that would ban exclusion of individuals with preexisting conditions, as prescribed in the Affordable Care Act. The measure failed to pass the state senate. No additional health benefit legislation was introduced in 2012.
- Medicaid Expansion: Governor Susanna Martinez announced in January that New Mexico would participate in the Medicaid expansion.
- Medicare Advantage Enrollment: New Mexico currently has 98,376 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 29% of all Medicare beneficiaries.
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