Free Healthcare Event in Española, May 18

On May 18, the Rio Arriba Health Council, the Rio Arriba County (RAC) Health and Human Services Department, Organizing for Action and Health Action New Mexico, will be hosting Medicaid Expansion and More, a free event designed to educate the public on healthcare eligibility, how to apply and how coverage works. The event will take place from 3:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. at the Beatrice Martinez Senior Center in Española. Local artist Miguel Timoteo will perform, and free food will also be served until 3:30 p.m.

“We are really excited to be a part of this initiative,” said Lauren Reichelt of RAC’s Health and Human Services Department. “Working with the other agencies involved has been a pleasure; collaboration to inform the public about what their healthcare options are is something that we are looking forward to, not only on this occasion, but also in future endeavors.” 

For more information, please visit and click on the county event calendar under “Visitor Info” or call 1-877-867-1095 to RSVP.  

-Erika L. Martinez, May, 2013