The New Mexico Health Security Plan
The Health Security Plan will:
automatically cover most New Mexicans
offer a comprehensive set of health care services
provide freedom of choice of health care provider and facility (no more networks), even across state lines
simplify administration, since it is not dependent on the costly and complicated private insurance system
How will it work?
The Plan will be administered by a geographically representative citizens’ commission of consumers, business owners, and health care providers. The commission’s meetings will be open to the public, and its finances will be subject to public scrutiny.
The Plan will be paid for by using existing public dollars, along with employer contributions and premiums based on income (both with caps).
The Plan will provide comprehensive primary coverage, but individuals and employers may purchase supplemental private insurance policies if they wish to.
The 2019 Health Security Act is below, along with a table of contents. The Health Security Act is SB 279 in the Senate and HB 295 in the House.
Index for the 2019 Health Security Act