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NM Insurers, Providers, Employers Push Ahead on Health Care Expansion

 
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SF New Mexican

About a year ago, officials at the Santa Fe-based solar installation company Positive Energy Inc. took the first steps in getting the business’s 50 employees covered by health insurance.

Once the company offered the coverage, however, just 30 could afford the premiums, which start at $1,100 a month for a family that pays a $1,000 deductible, said CEO Regina Wheeler.

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Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

 
Source: 
NM Business Weekly

New Mexico’s business and health care leaders seemed to be relieved that some clarity and certainty has been brought to the health care debate – at least for now.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday will last through at least the November presidential election. If Republican Mitt Romney wins, things could change again, they said.

But the decision brought relief in that it provided some certainty.

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Summer Heat - Lovelace Featured in KOAT Story

View a piece that ran on KOAT-TV about summer heat illness featuring Lovelace Medical Center Emergency Physician Tony Salazar.

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LHS Employees Named to NMBW's 40 Under 40

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

Katrina Morgan
Director of Inpatient Services Lovelace Westside Hospital

Education: bachelor’s degree, nursing, and master’s degree, health administration, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Student Artist Brushes up Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital

 
Source: 
Rio Rancher Observer

Andrea Garcia,18, shows a painting in the treatment room of the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital.  

By Brad Buck/Observer Reporter

Andrea Garcia spent 30 hours a week — sometimes even coming in on weekends — to give an artistic touch to the walls at the Lovelace Westside Hospital Inpatient Pediatric Unit.

The Hope Christian School graduate, 18, draws inspiration from her teacher, Robert Millar, who lives in Rio Rancho.

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Insurers Extend ACA Provisions

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Two of New Mexico’s largest insurance companies are joining some national competitors in pledging to continue some of the popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the law.

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Playworks Featured on Eye of New Mexico

Source: 
KOB-TV

Lovelace is a proud sponsor of Playworks. A segment on Playworks was recently featured on Eye on New Mexico.

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Lovelace Health Plan expects to double its member rolls this year

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

Bob Hayes, CFO of the Melloy Nissan car dealership in Albuquerque, had had it with having to play the negotiating game for health insurance for the firm’s employees.

After two proposed 20 percent premium increases over three years from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Hayes decided to listen when representatives of Lovelace Health Plan came knocking.

On June 1, 435 of Melloy’s employees and their dependents switched to the Lovelace Health Plan.

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Gadget Pain: The New Frontier

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

The seemingly ubiquitous technology-laden gadgets that have made managing our lives and leisure time so easy are also to blame for a number of ailments that now sport quaint nicknames, such as “text neck,” “computer vision syndrome,” “Blackberry thumb,” “iPad elbow, “iPod ear” and “Facebook chin.”

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 3,200 injuries associated with computers and cell phones between 2007 and 2011 at 100 hospitals around the country contracted to report such data, says CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis.

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Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell Names New CEO

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

The latest addition to the Lovelace Health System family has found its patriarch. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell has named Lloyd Scarrow as its new chief executive officer.

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