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NM Center on Law and Poverty Comments on Affordability Gap

NM: Sireesha Manne, an attorney for the New Mexico Center On Law and Poverty, was quoted in a Fronteras article about New Mexicans who fall into an “affordability gap”—those whose income make them ineligible for Medicaid but too little to afford Exchange coverage.  Manne spoke about the out-of-pocket costs associated with bronze plans available on the Exchange, “For a low-income family that’s making $25,000 to $30,000 a year, [$12,000 is] an extraordinary amount of money to pay out of pocket, which means that a lot of people are going to be susceptible to still having medical debt.”