In this E-short edition from New Mexico 2050, health and health care specialist Nandini Pillai Kuehn examines the complex subject of health in New Mexico. She describes the issues involved in health outcomes for the state—including race and ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and insurance—and how the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has impacted the health system, as well as possible scenarios for New Mexico’s future.
Nandini Pillai Kuehn, PhD, has fifteen years of experience in health care administration and in health funding and policy. She is presently the director of New Mexico Health Services Consulting and is the founder and board president of the New Mexico health insurance cooperative New Mexico Health Connections.
Former US Senator Fred Harris is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Mexico, where he directs the UNM Fred Harris Congressional Internship Program. He has produced nineteen nonfiction books on public policy, politics, and government, including the coedited Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States.