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Equity and Disparities in New Mexico

        In order to reduce and eliminate disparities in access to health care, New Mexico has established a Medical Insurance pool that provides access to coverage for all residents who have been denied insurance or are considered “uninsurable.”1  Additionally, the New Mexico Protection Act requires that all insurance companies adopt regulations that address linguistic and cultural diversity of its enrollees.2

        The law also requires that residents in long term care facilities have the right to participate with social, cultural or religious groups freely and be free from discrimination.3



  • 1. N.M.S.A. §59A-54-2
  • 2. N.M.S.A. §59A-57-5
  • 3. N.M. Admin. Code 7.9.2


Equity and Disparities in New Mexico

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Disparities reduction & equal access Health information system; creation; duties of commission – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-14A-3 The state created a health information system to participate in the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating health information that would...
Purpose of Creating a Telehealth Commission – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1G-2 The purpose laid out in the statute for creating a telehealth commission is to encourage the adoption and development of a statewide health...
Equity and Disparities Hospital Facilities Policies – N.M. Code R. § Policies   These requirements apply to all licensed public and private hospital facilities in New Mexico. Each hospital must have written...