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Health Indicator Report of Medicaid Enrollment

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.

Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Medicaid Enrollment as a Percentage of the Population by County, All Persons, New Mexico, 2016


Enrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percentages.   New Mexico Medicaid enrollment by county is from the NM Human Services Department, and includes anyone who was enrolled at any time during the month. The number in this county data view are not comparable to the numbers in the NM and U.S. trend data view in this report, which reflect the number enrolled on the last day of each month.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Dynamic Eligibility Report, [].
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

Data Interpretation Issues

Pre-ACA Average Monthly Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment: The average number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP for each month during the July-September, 2013 period using an average of enrollment numbers submitted by the states for each month in this period. Post-ACA Medicaid/CHIP Monthly Enrollment: The total unduplicated number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP as of the last day of each reporting period, including those with retroactive, conditional, and presumptive eligibility. This indicator is a point-in-time count of total program enrollment, and is not solely a count of those newly enrolled during the reporting period. This number includes only those individuals who are eligible for comprehensive benefits (e.g., emergency Medicaid, family planning-only coverage and limited benefit dual eligible individuals are excluded).


The monthly percentage of the population enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.


Monthly number of Medicaid cases, averaged over the months in the measurement period.


Total population.

Other Objectives

New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

Available Services

New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division: []
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Content updated: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 15:29:51 MST