New Mexico Drafts Medicaid Buy-In Legislation

New Mexico Democrats Ready for Medicaid Buy-In Push
– POLITICO

Manatt’s Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a managing director with our Manatt Health team, was quoted in an article for POLITICO on New Mexico Democrats’ plan to create a Medicaid buy-in program.

The publication explored the Democrats’ efforts to expand health insurance coverage and examined New Mexico’s draft legislation, noting that expanding the program to a larger group would require funding from the federal government through either a 1332 innovation waiver or a basic health program.

Brooks-LaSure spoke on the challenges of this need for funding, saying, “That’s left officials in New Mexico wary of relying on those avenues.”