New mexico governor susana martinez says the state will expand the medicaid program in new mexico, and follow the terms of the federal health care law. Martinez made the announcement wednesday during a speech in albuquerque. The move means the program could potentially provide medical services to 170-thousand low-income adults. About a fourth of the people in new mexico currently get health care through medicaid, but the program mostly covers uninsured children in low-income families, along with the disabled and some extremely low-income adults. New mexico will join at least 15 other states and the district of columbia in expanding the eligibility for medicaid, under the new federal health care law. The expansion in 2014 will make adults eligible with incomes of about $26,000 for a family of three or $15,400 for an individual.