Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Improve Health Care By Boosting Medicaid.(Editorial Page)

Editorials

Officials of New Mexico's health maintenance organizations point to the high percentage of uninsured patients as the millstone that puts the squeeze on patients and providers alike. And, it's not getting any better. As the general prosperity in the country has spurred an increase in the percentage of Americans with health insurance, New Mexico bucks that trend.

The population segment that is perhaps the biggest drain on the health-care system and the most deserving of help from the state is the working poor. The state Health Policy Commission is recommending two proposals to a legislative budget panel to increase health-care coverage for just that group. …

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