Current Status of Medicaid Expansion in State:
State will expand Medicaid
Regular legislative process
27% of New Mexican residents are enrolled in Medicaid. 73% of beneficiaries have managed care. The state's Medicaid covers up to 235% FPL depending on the specific program. The Human Services Department's Medical Assistance Division runs the state's Medicaid program.
An expansion of Medicaid to 133% FPL would be a 28% increase in enrollment.
New Mexico has already begun some expansion, but Governor Susana Martinez has said that the state will need more clarification on how the expansion would be implemented.
· The governor's office submitted a letter to HHS asking for more information on implementation of the expansion before making a final decision. In taking on the Expansion, Governor Martinez said that the state was responsible for providing for those in need but that if the federal government did not uphold its share of the burden, New Mexico would be forced to scale back.
· New Mexico has received an 1115 to expand coverage for low-income adults up to 200% FPL who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or other private or public insurance programs.