Las Cruces, N.M. — Good news for Medicaid recipients in New Mexico
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the state will expand Medicaid for up to 170,000 New Mexicans.
The expansion is designed to help those that make a little more than $15,000 a year.
Statistics show Doña Ana County has a per capita income of just under $14,000.
It's estimated a 3rd of county residents are medically indigent meaning they cannot afford healthcare and don't qualify for other coverage.
Governor Martinez also hopes to sign New Mexico's Centennial Care waiver that would require more coordinated Medicaid Care for patients.