Welcome to the Affordable Care Act LibGuide
Here you will find resources for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Its aim is to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for indiividuals and the government .
The state health insurance exchange for New Mexico opened on October 1, 2013 and closed on Marcxh 31, 2014.
New Mexico is a Medicaid Expansion state. As part of the Affordable Care Act, individual states were given the choice to expand Medicaid services.