To help guide those interested and to answer questions, the LUNA Health Council is teaming with the Southwest Chapter of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce and the Deming Luna County Chamber of Commerce to hold a Health Insurance Marketplace public forum Monday.
Reportedly, there are two simple “yes” or “no” questions and an income graph to determine if you may be eligible for no-cost health insurance through the Medicaid expansion. First, are you between the ages of 19 and 64? And second, are you a U.S. citizen or lawfully present immigrant living in New Mexico? And the income criteria says your income must be equal to or less than $15,856 annually for a one-person household, less than or equal to $21,404 for a two-person household, or less than or equal to $32,499 for a four-person household.
Open enrollment for the Medicaid expansion and the Health Insurance Marketplace, which began in October, will close March 31st for 2014 coverage.
More information will be available at the health forum set for this Monday, December 30th, at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Luna County Courthouse, 700 S. Silver Avenue.