October 29, 2019
On April 4, 2019, Gov. Lujan Grisham signed HB0436 into law. The law aligns provisions relating to accessibility of health care coverage to federal law, including protections for persons with pre-existing conditions and a requirement that health care plans provide essential health benefits such as emergency services, hospitalization, prescription drugs, and maternity and newborn care. The state passed this law in order to make sure that residents of the state would not lose coverage in the event that the Affordable Care Act is struck down in the courts.
New Mexico is one of several states that are passing state-level solutions in the event the ACA is struck down in the courts, in order to make sure that their residents are covered. Employers should keep an eye on these efforts in their own states, and be prepared to make any adjustments in the way they provide health coverage to their employees in light of any state-level changes.
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