Insurance http://kunm.org en 63,000 New Mexicans To Transition Health Plans Under ACA http://kunm.org/post/63000-new-mexicans-transition-health-plans-under-aca <p></p><p>Under the <a href="http://www.medicaid.gov/affordablecareact/affordable-care-act.html" target="target_blank">Affordable Care Act</a>, around <a href="http://newmexico.watchdog.org/19700/at-least-63900-new-mexicans-must-change-health-care-policies/" target="target_blank">63,000 New Mexicans</a> will need to buy new health insurance policies by the end of the year. Those plans could cost more and cover more.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:51:20 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 37046 at http://kunm.org 63,000 New Mexicans To Transition Health Plans Under ACA Elderly Health Care Costs Could Spike Under Federal Health Law http://kunm.org/post/elderly-health-care-costs-could-spike-under-federal-health-law <p>When the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html" target="target_blank">Affordable Care Act</a> is fully implemented, many consumers buying health insurance could take a big hit to their checkbooks, and New Mexico may take the biggest hit of all.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:35:35 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34634 at http://kunm.org Elderly Health Care Costs Could Spike Under Federal Health Law Insurance Exchanges Could Open Indian Health Service To Non-Indians http://kunm.org/post/insurance-exchanges-could-open-indian-health-service-non-indians <p></p><p></p><p>Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act is expected to bring in much needed dollars to the chronically underfunded Indian Health Service or IHS.&nbsp; But tribal health experts say the main game changer in Indian country will be new health insurance exchanges.&nbsp; For the first time ever, the IHS, a system traditionally open only to Native Americans, will be competing for non-Indian patients in order to survive. KUNM’s Tristan Ahtone reports.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 21:47:47 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 28625 at http://kunm.org Insurance Exchanges Could Open Indian Health Service To Non-Indians