ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Over 200,000 people in New Mexico don’t have health insurance, but many actually qualify for financial help.
“If people don’t have health insurance they won’t get access to health care, they won’t necessarily know what diagnosis they have, much less get treated,” said Eugene Sun, vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. “The key is that 62 percent of them are eligible, will be eligible for financial assistance. and why not take advantage of that.”
Dec. 15 is the last day to enroll in a health insurance program for the upcoming year.
“It’s all about trying to get the 200,000 New Mexicans who do not have insurance in this state to understand what their needs are, what their options are and to get covered,” Sun said.
Be Covered New Mexico is working with several organizations to get families the coverage they need — including the New Mexico Dream Team’s Undocu Health program.