Affordable Care Act http://kunm.org en Hundreds Head To Santa Fe Health Care Event Ahead Of Deadline http://kunm.org/post/hundreds-head-santa-fe-health-care-event-ahead-deadline <p>Midnight Monday is the deadline to sign up for healthcare under the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/">Affordable Care Act</a>.&nbsp; Over the weekend in New Mexico people lined up to get covered, either through the insurance marketplace or Medicaid. &nbsp;</p><p>From those in their 60s to young people under 26 covered under their parents’ plan, hundreds stood in the bright spring sunshine sign up under<a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/Field_Offices_1.aspx"> Medicaid</a>, or with one of four insurance plans.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:16:59 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43185 at http://kunm.org Hundreds Head To Santa Fe Health Care Event Ahead Of Deadline ACA Adviser: New Mexico Lags Behind http://kunm.org/post/aca-adviser-new-mexico-lags-behind <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The deadline to sign up for health care is Monday, March 31, and New Mexico lags behind just about every other state in the country in terms of enrollment.</span></p><p>Phil Schiliro is the adviser to President Obama on the Affordable Care Act. He moved his family to Santa Fe in 2012 and said enrollment is critical in New Mexico.</p><p>A study completed in 2012 showed more than 400,000 New Mexicans don’t have health insurance. Only about 15,000 have signed up on the exchange.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:50:55 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43065 at http://kunm.org ACA Adviser: New Mexico Lags Behind What Is Public Health? http://kunm.org/post/what-public-health <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">KUNM Call In Show Thu. 2/20&nbsp;8a:</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is public health? &nbsp;Maybe the term makes you think of vaccinations or controlling and preventing diseases like diabetes and influenza. &nbsp;But the field is much larger</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;than that. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Call&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">277-5866 in Albuquerque or toll-free 1-877-899-5866.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:33:29 +0000 Deborah Martinez 41338 at http://kunm.org What Is Public Health? Ineligible For Obamacare, Immigrants May Continue To Face Debt And Poor Health http://kunm.org/post/ineligible-obamacare-immigrants-may-continue-face-debt-and-poor-health <p></p><p>Maria Cabrera owed $57,000 dollars after she suffered a heart attack and ended up in an Albuquerque hospital.</p><p>“Once I was out of the hospital, I got completely in debt,” Cabrera said. “The debt was so large that I don’t even know what’s going on.”</p><p>A large amount of that debt was cut down through financial assistance, but she says the debt collectors are still calling, and she’s unclear of just how much she owes.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:39:02 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 41244 at http://kunm.org Ineligible For Obamacare, Immigrants May Continue To Face Debt And Poor Health Those In The Obamacare 'Affordability Gap' Risk Futures In Medical Debt http://kunm.org/post/those-obamacare-affordability-gap-risk-futures-medical-debt <p></p><p>Meet Karla Castañeda. She’s 22, is a single mother, and recently went back to school. Her son is eligible for Medicaid, but she is not because she makes too much money, and her job doesn’t provide her with insurance. To get coverage, she turned to <a href="http://bewellnm.com/?gclid=CKOauLG4urwCFUiUfgodRnkA-Q" target="target_blank">New Mexico’s insurance marketplace</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:35:45 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 41243 at http://kunm.org Those In The Obamacare 'Affordability Gap' Risk Futures In Medical Debt Feds Release New Data On Health Insurance Marketplace Sign-ups http://kunm.org/post/feds-release-new-data-health-insurance-marketplace-sign-ups <p>The federal government has released <a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Jan2014/ib_2014jan_enrollment.pdf" target="target_blank">new data</a> on the number of people signing up for health care plans on the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/blog/2013/10/marketplace-four-ways-to-apply.html" target="target_blank">health insurance marketplace</a>, and there has been a <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/01/20140113a.html" target="target_blank">significant uptick</a> in marketplace activity as of December.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:52:55 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 40047 at http://kunm.org Feds Release New Data On Health Insurance Marketplace Sign-ups New Mexico's Top 10 Public Health Stories In 2013 http://kunm.org/post/new-mexicos-top-10-public-health-stories-2013 <p>KUNM Public Health New Mexico reporter Marisa Demarco&nbsp;breaks it down with the highlights of public health news for 2013.</p><p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:05:56 +0000 Marisa Demarco 39935 at http://kunm.org New Mexico's Top 10 Public Health Stories In 2013 Free App Enrolls New Mexicans in Obamacare http://kunm.org/post/free-app-enrolls-new-mexicans-obamacare <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Medical residents at </span>UNM<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;created a free app to help New Mexicans get hooked into health care.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:54:16 +0000 Deborah Martinez & Marisa Demarco 39099 at http://kunm.org Free App Enrolls New Mexicans in Obamacare In The Southwest, Nearly 60 Percent Of Health Exchange Users Would See Tax Credits http://kunm.org/post/southwest-nearly-60-percent-health-exchange-users-would-see-tax-credits <p>It's estimated that 7.4 million people in the southwest will be buying insurance on their own under the Affordable Care Act. Approximately 60 percent of those purchasers will be eligible for help with their insurance bill in the form of tax credits next year.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 03:39:46 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 37280 at http://kunm.org 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