Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

NM Business Weekly June 29, 2012

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...

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

SF New Mexican June 29, 2012

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. So with a Supreme Court ruling...

State Facing Medicaid Choices

ABQ Journal June 29, 2012

Now for the hard part. The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday upholding nearly all of the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare sets the stage for a potentially ugly state-level debate over Medicaid spending. It also:♦ Turns up the heat on state efforts to build a health insurance exchange.♦ Sets off an insurance industry scramble to woo an estimated 75,000 new customers in the state.♦ Forces...

LHS Employees Named to NMBW's 40 Under 40

New Mexico Business Weekly June 25, 2012

Katrina MorganDirector of Inpatient Services Lovelace Westside Hospital Education: bachelor’s degree, nursing, and master’s degree, health administration, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. What has been the defining moment of your career so far and why? I believe the defining moment of my career occurred in week three of my new job as a nurse manager. At week three of my employment, the...

Student Artist Brushes up Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital

Rio Rancher Observer June 24, 2012

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...