Grant County Health Highlights: Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Enrollment as a Percentage of the Population
Grant County Compared to State
*Description of Dashboard Gauge
Description of the Dashboard GaugeThis "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.
Why Is This Important?Medicaid provides health coverage for those New Mexicans living below a certain percentage of the federal poverty level, and provides coverage for almost half of New Mexico's children. People with health coverage are more likely to receive preventive medical care and are consequently less likely to suffer from preventable illnesses and complications of those illnesses.
Relevant Population Characteristics:
Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Enrollment as a Percentage of the Population by County, 2010
NoteEnrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percents. U.S. percentage is the average of June 2008 and December 2008 monthly enrollment counts divided by the 2008 U.S. population estimate. Source: Medicaid Enrollment in 50 States (February 2010), The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Data SourcesPopulation Source: Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) Population Estimates, University of New Mexico. http://www.unm.edu/~bber/. New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Monthly Statistical Report, www.hsd.state.nm.us/ise/reports.html.
Measure Description for Medicaid Enrollment
Definition: The monthly percentage of the population enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.
Numerator: Monthly number of persons enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.
Denominator: Total population.
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Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 05/12/2011