New Mexico allotted $940 million to pay for its share of Medicaid costs this year, but that’s still not enough to keep up with the growing number of people signing up for the program. The state Human Services Department is considering charging copays to people on Medicaid as part of a plan to cut costs.
Sat. 7/15, 3pm: Host Cristina Baccin interviews the musicians of TradiSon sharing their joy and knowledge of Cuban traditional musical genres: son, guajira, guaracha, bolero y más! Be ready (like Ernest Hemingway in Havana with a mojito!) to enjoy this conversation from Museum Hill before their performance at the opening night of the International Folk Art Market , co-presented by Santa Fe Bandstand and ¡Globalquerque! Band members: Gilberto Noriega (Cuquito), lead singer Benito Torres (El...
7/15, Sat 9a, The Children's Hour: The middle Rio Grande valley has been home to people for over 10,000 years. Find out about ancient Albuquerque with our guest, archaeologist Dr. Matt Schmader. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us!
Dividend Payments Targeted In NM Insurance Case, NM Forest Warns Against Drones During Aerial Survey
Dividend Payments Targeted In New Mexico Insurance Case – Associated Press New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller is asking state regulators to prevent health insurance companies from paying out dividends to shareholders or other investors pending an ongoing audit related to premium taxes.
Sat. 7/15, 12p : On Women's Focus this week author, naturalist, conservationist and activist Terry Tempest Williams talks with Carol Boss about her most recent book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks, published for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
KUNM Call In Show
KUNM Call In Show 7/13 8a: New Mexico’s population is aging fast. But with a high poverty rate, problems with Medicaid, and potential health care cuts on the horizon, this state’s senior citizens are facing a number of challenges. What do you think needs to be done to make sure older New Mexicans get the support they need? Are you a caregiver, health worker or retiree? Email callinShow@kunm.org or call in live during the show. Guests: Gene Varela, director of the New Mexico chapter of the...
Public Health New Mexico
What if you’re racing to the hospital, but it’s an hour away – or more? Pregnant women living in northern New Mexico have to cross over sixty miles to deliver their babies with a doctor or midwife. But in this state, half the battle is getting physicians to work in rural areas.