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Medicaid In New Mexico, a projected 16,000 people would enroll in a Medicaid program, and their premiums would be 15 to 28 percent lower than plans sold on the individual market. (Image: Shutterstock)

Laura Lucero Y Ruiz De Gutierrez has a heart condition and fibromyalgia and is in danger of developing diabetes. She has health insurance through her husband’s job. But, between the $800 monthly premium for the couple’s coverage and the $2,100 deductible she has to pay down before insurance starts picking up the tab, she doesn’t feel she can afford to go to the doctor when she needs to.

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