New study on the economic impact of health care reform in New Mexico finds increased access to health care will cause a stimulus to the health-care sector that will ripple throughout the broader economy, creating new jobs and increasing income in virtually all industrial sectors.

Everyone WinsAccording to a new report about the economic impact of health care reform in New Mexico, increased access to health care will result in new jobs, increased incomes and a healthier population. EVERYONE WINS: Maximizing the Economic Impact of Health Care Delivery in New Mexico makes the case that increasing access to health care will cause a stimulus to the health-care sector that will ripple throughout the broader economy, creating new jobs and increasing income in virtually all industrial sectors.

Con Alma Health Foundation, along with the Mid Region Council of Governments, U.S. Economic Development Administration, and the McCune Charitable Foundation provided funding for economist Kelly O’Donnell, Ph.D, to write a compelling report to help people understand the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in New Mexico. The report outlines where New Mexico is now and what it needs to do to maximize the state’s delivery of health care. The report covers topics like health care employment, health care as an economic base industry and economic impacts of health care. O’Donnell concludes the report by providing key recommendations for New Mexico to realize “the full economic potential of our state’s health care delivery system.”

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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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On June 13, 2017, Dolores Roybal, Con Alma’s executive director, joined a roundtable discussion to explore impacts of racial inequities, economic issues, and immigration and 

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