We’ve all been working hard to build a great healthcare system for New Mexicans. Along the way, we have seen significant gains for our state for which we are thankful.
- 95% of our children in New Mexico have healthcare coverage now, mostly because of Medicaid.
- Over 250,000 adults gained coverage from the Medicaid Expansion in 2014.
- Medicaid supports over 50,000 jobs in our healthcare sector and keeps clinics, hospitals and caregiving agencies open in our state.
- • Medicaid saves costs for everyone by covering uninsured people and offering preventive and life-saving care.
As we move forward, we cannot afford to lose our gains. We lost over $330 million for healthcare and over 3,000 jobs this year for failing to adequately fund Medicaid. Now with uncertainty about healthcare at the national level, we must work harder than ever to protect and strengthen our healthcare.
Please call our leaders and ask them to fully fund Medicaid. It will only take a few minutes. Let them know why you are thankful for Medicaid.
Governor Susana Martinez – (505) 476-2200
Senator John Arthur Smith, Chair of Legislative Finance Committee – (575) 546-4979
Representative Patty Lundstrom, Member of Legislative Finance Committee – (505) 722-2980
Please call this week – before December 9th. The Legislative Finance Committee and the Executive branch are putting together state budget proposals for next year. It’s important these individuals hear from you this week.