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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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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Consumer Navigators Under The Affordable Care Act: Building A Community‐Based, Patient‐Centered System In New Mexico To Support Greater Healthcare Access And Coverage

The report entitled Consumer Navigators Under The Affordable Care Act reviews Health Care Reform provisions to inform the building of a community‐based, patient‐centered Navigator System in 

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Consumer Protections And Insurance Reforms Under The Affordable Care Act: Maximizing Benefits To All New Mexicans

The report Consumer Protections And Insurance Reforms Under The Affordable Care Act explores substantive consumer protections and private insurance reforms of the Affordable Care Act in 

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Enrollment Strategies to Maximize Enrollment in Health Care Coverage under PPACA

The Enrollment Strategies to Maximize Enrollment in Health Care Coverage under PPACA report explores steps that can be taken to maximize the insurance coverage of lower-income 

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Health Care Reform Policy Development in New Mexico: Access, Quality, Coverage

The report Health Care Reform Policy Development in New Mexico reviews the current status of consumer access to health care services; the coverage vehicles consumers use 

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Dual Eligible And Elderly Populations In New Mexico: Key Opportunities For Improved Access To Quality Health Care Under The Federal Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

The Dual Eligible and Elderly Populations in New Mexico report discusses some of the most noteworthy changes to Medicaid, Medicare, and other health-related programs that provide 

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Benefit Design for Children Under the Affordable Care Act

Benefit Design for Children Under the Affordable Care Act explores two principal sections of the Affordable Care Act that specify that all insurance plans must cover 

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Accountable Care Organizations And Federal Healthcare Reform: A Search For New Payment Models That Will Provide Better Care, Improve Health Outcomes And Reduce Costs

Accountable Care Organizations And Federal Healthcare Reform provides a preliminary analysis of Accountable Care Organizations with the purpose of addressing the issue of payment reform to 

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Using Data, Quality Outcomes & Transparency: Improving Healthy Outcomes Of Vulnerable New Mexico Children, Families And Communities

USING DATA QUALITY OUTCOMES & TRANSPARENCY reviews New Mexico’s need and opportunity for to renew its commitment of collaborative efforts in aggregating data for quality outcome 

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The Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform on Indigent Health Care in Bernalillo County: A preliminary report to the Bernalillo County Community Health Council

Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform on Indigent Health Care in Bernalillo County reports on the impact that the Affordable Care Act will have on indigent care 

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Acting on the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in Doña Ana County, New Mexico: Strategies for Implementation

Acting on the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in Doña Ana County provides a strategic framework for addressing challenges as Doña Ana County implements the Affordable 

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New Mexico Health Councils and Health Care Reform: Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for New Mexico Families and Children

New Mexico Health Councils and Health Care Reform – Fact Sheet Lee Ann Loney, MS, LN August 31, 2011

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Program & Funding Opportunities Under The Patient Protection & Health Care Act Of 2010

Program & Funding Opportunities Under The Patient Protection & Health Care Act Of 2010 scans the Affordable Care Act for potential strategies in accessing funding and 

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New Mexico Health Councils and Health Care Reform: Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for New Mexico Families and Children

New Mexico Health Councils and Health Care Reform is a study to help develop strategies for Health Care Reform implementation, analyzing the Health Council priorities, strategies, 

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Healthcare Access And Resource Needs

HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND RESOURCE NEEDS is a needs assessment providing insight into healthcare access issues in San Juan County. SAN JUAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP, INC. – http://www.sjcpartnership.org/ 

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Health Care Reform Policy Development in New Mexico

Health Care Reform Policy Development in New Mexico reviews the current status of consumer access to health care services; the coverage vehicles consumers utilize; and the 

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Economic Benefits of Health Care Reform in New Mexico

The Economic Benefits of Health Care Reform in New Mexico report reviews the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act via the Insurance Exchange, new Medicaid 

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Possible Sources of Additional Federal Funding for New Mexico Medicaid

Possible Sources of Additional Federal Funding for New Mexico Medicaid discusses three possible federal funding sources for New Mexico’s Medicaid services. New Mexico Voices for Children 

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Native American Health Care Reform Guide

The Native American Health Care Reform Guide is designed to help understand the changes that will take place through Health Care Reform and to help maximize 

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Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Children

The Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Children report discusses and makes recommendations on a number of positive impacts that the Affordable Care Act is 

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Tax Revenue Benefits of Health Care Reform in New Mexico

Tax Revenue Benefits of Health Care Reform in New Mexico analyzes the major categories of Health Care Reform beginning in 2014 for which the immediate and 

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Blueprint for Health NM Released 02/06/2012

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 

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