Health Action New Mexico

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OUR STORY & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

We are founded on the belief that health care is a right. For eighteen years, we have been committed to the goal that all people of New Mexico have universal access to health care.

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The entrance to our Bernalillo office.

 

Health Action New Mexico (HANM) was founded in 1995 as a coalition to achieve access to health care and fight Medicaid cuts. HANM incorporated in 2000 as a free-standing nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. Today, we are the recognized consumer advocacy organization at the forefront of health care reform in New Mexico and the lead agency of a state-wide collaborative, the Health Care for All Campaign, working to achieve equitable, quality and affordable health care for all people living in New Mexico.

Here are some of our accomplishments:

  • Secured the Patient Protection Act in New Mexico, establishing consumer insurance protections.
  • Worked to create an independent ombudsman office in the state’s Division of Insurance to help consumers with issues regarding their health insurance.
  • Worked to create a community foundation with funds from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The resulting Con Alma Health Foundation currently awards about $1 million annually to community health projects and programs.
  • Partnered with other organizations to advance Prescription Access Litigation in 2001 to keep prescription drugs affordable.
  • Lead organization in the formation of the Health Care for All Coalition, with 45 member advocacy organizations active in health issues.
  • Mobilized consumer input to help preserve Medicaid allocations and strengthen services for the most vulnerable.
  • Successfully advocated for a Memorial to establish a New Mexico Legislative Health Care Reform Working Group.