Under the Affordable Care Act, around 63,000 New Mexicans will need to buy new health insurance policies by the end of the year. Those plans could cost more and cover more.
The death rate of younger New Mexicans has increased by 20% over the past 12 years.
And 32 of the state’s 33 counties report shortages in healthcare professionals.
Those are two of the key findings in a report released today by the Con Alma Health Foundation in Santa Fe.
The report contains data about the overall health of the state’s population. For example, it states that substance abuse and mental disorders affect more than half a million New Mexicans.