Blueprint for Health

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010.

BluePrint for Health New Mexico is a multi-stakeholder, collaborative planning and design effort to develop a statewide plan to successfully implement the ACA with the long-term goal of improving the health of New Mexico’s children and families. The project was funded by the Kellogg Foundation.

Successful implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) could directly improve the health of children and families.

Key elements of implementation (see the Executive Summary or the full Implementation Report for more):

  • Establishment of a Health Insurance Exchange in 2014 could increase access to affordable, high quality health coverage for thousands of children and their parents who are currently uninsured.
  • Expansion of Medicaid eligibility to include all adults up to 133% of the federal poverty level could provide many thousands of New Mexicans with the peace of mind that accompanies the knowledge that paying for critically needed health care services will not be weighed against the need to pay for food, gas, or housing.
  • Emphasis on accountability for quality and effectiveness could result in a health care system that is responsive to the needs of children and families and promotes the elimination of the health disparities that plague them.
  • The new law provides many opportunities for communities to develop and implement health promotion, prevention, and wellness programs to improve the health of children and families in underserved communities across the state.

Executive Summary                                                              Implementation Report

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Special thanks to the members of the BluePrint for Health New Mexico Advisory Network and others who contributed their time and expertise to this process and report.

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Native American Health Care Reform Guide 06/10/2013

We developed this guide as an easy way for people to learn how federal health-care reform will impact them.

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Blueprint for Health New Mexico Team Resource Report Index 01/02/2013

BluePrint for Health New Mexico is a multi-stakeholder, collaborative planning and design effort to develop a statewide plan to successfully implement the Affordable Care Act 

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Blueprint for Health New Mexico: Frequently Asked Questions 11/07/2012

Refer to these Frequently Asked Questions for a quick overview of the Blueprint for Health New Mexico initiative.  

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Guiding Principles

The BluePrint for Health New Mexico Advisory Network developed these Guiding Principles to help guide the development of a work plan to implement health care 

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Health Benefit Exchange In New Mexico 10/10/2012

The Health Benefit Exchange In New Mexico report reviews what a health benefit exchange is and why it is important for New Mexico to design its 

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Health Equity in NM Through the ACA



We released a new report assessing how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been implemented in New Mexico. This comprehensive study focuses on ACA measures intended to increase health equity, in which everyone has an equal chance at living a healthy life regardless of a person’s ethnicity, income or zip code.

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New Mexico Children and 
Health Insurance Coverage
 

The Affordable Care Act includes provisions that focus on improving quality of care for racial and ethnic minorities. In New Mexico about 70 percent of children are of color, and almost a third of children live in poverty. Interactive maps are available that detail seven categories of children’s insurance coverage by county. These maps are a useful tool for anyone interested in learning more about the insurance coverage of New Mexico’s children by such categories as race, place, gender and income.

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