New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP)

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) is dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy and litigation. NMCLP works with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty. NMCLP’s approach is to focus on areas that present the greatest opportunity for systemic improvements. NMCLP is dedicated to advancing access to health care coverage for low-income New Mexicans, especially children, through education, advocacy and litigation. See below for more information about NMCLP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

Medicaid Expansion

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  • NMCLP Launched a Healthcare Toolkit!

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) launched a healthcare toolkit with information on health care reform, Medicaid expansion, and Health Insurance Marketplaces. 
  • NMCLP Published ACA Materials for Educational Trainings and Presentations

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) developed materials promoting the ACA and Medicaid expansion that have been widely distributed during trainings and presentations around the state. NMCLP is also using the materials to educate New Mexico’s Native American Communities on the ACA and how they will be affected. NMCLP has presented the training – Making Medicaid Work for Tribes: What Tribal Officials and Healthcare Workforce Need to Know –to 19 pueblos and two Apache tribes.
  • NMCLP Released Handouts on Employer Coverage, the Exchange, and Medicaid Expansion

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    NM: The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) released three, one-page handouts that provide information on (1) employer coverage; (2) the Health Insurance Exchange; and (3) Medicaid Expansion. The handouts are also available in Spanish.  
  • NMCLP Released Resource Guide to Understanding Healthcare Reform

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    NM: The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) released a comprehensive resource guide providing information about the new healthcare options available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and their impact on New Mexico residents. The guide discusses: how individuals can obtain coverage through their employers, Medicare, Medicaid and the Exchange; new Medicaid and Exchange eligibility rules for children and adults; information about insurance consumer protections; the individual mandate; eligibility rules for immigrants; and the application and appeals process. The guide also provides a list of ACA and legal resources. 

    NMCLP also published brochures for individuals who are uninsured, Native Americans, and immigrant families.  


  • Read All About it! NMCLP Published Uninsured and Medicaid Application Fact Sheets for New Mexicans

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty published a fact sheet – How Will the New Healthcare Reform Law Affect Me? – outlining how more than 400,000 uninsured adults could receive coverage from Medicaid Expansion and Health Insurance Exchanges (available in Spanish). In addition, NMCLP also released a New Mexico Medicaid Application Checklist that walks through a four step process to help individuals and families determine eligibility and begin the enrollment process (available in Spanish).

  • Thanks, Governor Martinez for Expanding Medicaid in New Mexico! Check out KidsWell New Mexico's Thank You Letter Here

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    NMCLP and Café, in collaboration with MomsRising, sent a thank you letter to Governor Martinez.
  • New Mexico Celebrates Medicaid Expansion!

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    NM: New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) and New Mexico Voices for Children collaborated in publishing a post on Georgetown Center for Children and Families Say Ahhh! Blog celebrating Governor Martinez’s announcement to expand Medicaid.  
  • NMCLP Met with the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board, Held Trainings for the Native American Coalition, and Published an Issue Brief on the Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty met with the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board and provided information and materials on the importance of expanding Medicaid in the State.  In part as a result of this effort, the Journal urged the Governor to expand Medicaid.  In addition, NMCLP held trainings and presented to a Native American Coalition on the benefits of Medicaid expansion.  NMCLP also published an issue brief advocating for Medicaid expansion and argues that this opportunity would provide coverage to over 170,000 uninsured New Mexicans. 
  • NMCLP Released Factsheets and FAQs on How Medicaid Expansion Can Help the Uninsured and Announced the 100 Days of Medicaid Campaign

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    NM: New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) released factsheets and a list of FAQs highlighting how Medicaid expansion will help over 150,000 uninsured New Mexicans and result in economic growth for the state. In addition, NMCLP announced the 100 Days for Medicaid Campaign, requesting organizations and individuals to "adopt" a day to call Governor Susana Martinez and urge her to expand the state’s Medicaid program. NMCLP’s goal is to obtain commitments for ten calls to the governor’s office every day for the next 100 weekdays, from all over the state.  
  • NMCLP Held an Event Highlighting Current ACA Implementation in New Mexico

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) held an Action For Health! event for families highlighting: what ACA provisions are currently being implemented in the state; basic information about the state’s current Medicaid program; Medicaid expansion and the opportunity for increased eligibility in the state; and how to ensure that quality, affordable dental care is available to all New Mexicans. NMCLP also provided testimony before the New Mexico Legislative Health and Human Services (LHHS) Committee which called a meeting to discuss better comprehensive care to American Indians and the Medicaid Expansion.
  • NMCLP Provided Data Points on Medicaid Expansion

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    NM: New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty was highlighted in El Grito de Nuevo Mexico providing data points as to why Medicaid Expansion is critical to the state.  
  • NMCLP Announced an Initiative to Promote Medicaid Expansion

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    NM: New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) announced a story collection initiative to emphasize to State officials the impact of being uninsured in New Mexico and how Medicaid Expansion is a solution.

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