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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, 2018


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 all adults and children who were enrolled at any time during the month. The U.S. value, from the Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts website, reflects the average of 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,
  • U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), as reported on the Kaiser Family Foundation website: []


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: []
Page Content Updated On 01/31/2019, Published on 01/31/2019
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Content updated: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:28:25 MST