Child Health Insurance
Figure 13: Percentage of uninsured children by Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. https://mchb.hrsa.gov/data/national-surveys
How is New Mexico Doing?
An estimated 13% of NM children are uninsured among households with incomes below the federal poverty level. Fewer than 3% of those in households where incomes exceed 399% are uninsured, mirroring the national average.
How does New Mexico compare to the nation?
NM has a lower proportion of uninsured children among those living in poverty compared to the U.S. Among those with the highest category of FPL (400%+), NM has an equal proportion of uninsured individuals as with the U.S.
What does this mean?
New Mexico does a better job of ensuring insurance coverge for families struggling with poverty compared to other states, and has arguably better systems in place to combat the impact of poverty on the child population.