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Cost of Health Care Remains a Major Issue Among Hispanics in New Mexico

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic adults in New Mexico, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy along with NMCARES-HD and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 600 Latino/Hispanic adults living in New Mexico regarding:

  • Their knowledge of the new health care law
  • Exposure to outreach efforts
  • Perception of their own health care as impacted by the law
  • Their actual experience with the state’s exchange program

We focus our attention in this policy brief on the costs associated with health care and find that financial costs remain a significant barrier to care for many Hispanic adults in New Mexico, and is a major factor driving health care decisions.
Read the research brief here