Participation in the New Mexico State Coverage Insurance (SCI) Program: Lessons from Enrollees
This brief, authored by Cynthia Bodie-Willis and her research team at The Hilltop Institute, presents findings about participation in New Mexico’s State Coverage Insurance (SCI) program. SCI is a public-private initiative that provides access to subsidized health insurance for low-income uninsured adults. Eligible adults can enroll directly, but the program targets the state’s small employers, who can sponsor group enrollment for low-income employees for a $75 monthly premium per enrollee.
The authors present findings regarding SCI’s premium subsidies and the possibility of shifting non-group enrollees over to group enrollment by allowing larger firms to enroll in the program.
This brief is a companion to the authors' January 2010 brief that detailed findings from two surveys of New Mexico employers and from interviews with program stakeholders. Click here to view the first brief, "Small Business Participation in the New Mexico State Coverage Insurance Program: Evaluation Results."
- SCIEnrolleeBrief.pdf (PDF/1009.66 KB)