New Mexico Health Care Reform Task Force Outlines Recommendations


New Mexico released a strategic plan on July 19, entitled “Implementing Federal Health Care Reform – A Road Map for New Mexico.”   The plan fulfills Governor Bill Richardson’s Executive Order, on April 20, 2010, which established a Health Care Reform Leadership Team that includes eight members of the Governor’s Cabinet. The plan provides a matrix outlining each of the major provisions of the federal health care reform law that New Mexico must address through full implementation in 2014.  Among eleven principal recommendations in the July 19 report is that New Mexico design health insurance purchasing exchanges that will take an active role in driving reforms, such as by “promoting competition between plans based on quality and price in a way that is transparent to consumers”, requiring private plans participating in the exchanges to stay within reasonable upper limits on premium increases, and/or requiring the plans to adopt specific cost containment initiatives.   



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