Protecting & Removing Barriers to Medicaid

With our expertise in Medicaid law, administration, and regulations, NMCLP regularly identifies and resolves barriers to accessing Medicaid. We focus especially on increasing enrollment in Medicaid and access to necessary medical services for communities that experience disproportionate barriers, including Native American, immigrant, and rural communities.

Medicaid is a cornerstone of our healthcare system, serving more than 800,000 New Mexicans, and it was temporarily expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center advocates to ensure that our state legislature adequately funds the Medicaid program and extends coverage to the most New Mexican families possible. We also monitor and respond to federal threats to cut Medicaid funding or eligibility and that would undermine access to healthcare for low-income New Mexicans.

To learn how to apply for Medicaid, please visit our page How to Apply for Public Benefits.

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