Health Security Act NM’s Single Payer Plan

health-sec-actHealth Security Act.Bill #: HB 101 (Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales, Deborah A. Armstrong) SB 172 (Howie C. Morales, Carlos R. Cisneros).  The NM version of single payer health plan, the Health Security Act would establish universal healthcare coverage for all New Mexicans, regardless of age, income, employment, or health status. The NM Health Security Plan will be funded by combining existing public monies (including funding for Medicaid and Medicare) with employer contributions and individual premiums (with caps) which depend on income.

Why it is important: It will provide healthcare access to every New Mexican. It’s estimated to save the state $800,000,000+ within five years.  For a thorough summary of the bill and its benefits, click: Health Security Act Brief nme-20161028-healthcareaccess. For a tremendous one-page fact sheet on the bill, click: health-security-act-1-pager, print it out and bring it with you to the next committee hearing.

To sign up for alerts, contact Josette HaddadCommunications Coordinator. The Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign at or 505-771-8763. The next hearing on this bill will be:  

  • What: Health Security Act hearing in House Judiciary Committee
  • Date: Monday, February 20
  • Time: 1:30 PM, or after the house floor session ends; floor sessions have been running long, so please come prepared to wait
  • Place: Room 309 at the state capitol building in Santa Fe
If you’re not able to come to the capitol but would like to watch the hearing, click here on Monday for a live webcast.
House Judiciary Committee Members
(Phone numbers are legislators’ lines at the capitol.)
Why do we ask you to only call your own legislators?
Constituents have much more impact! Likewise, calls that come in together in a short period of time get more attention than calls spread out across several days.
Rep. Gail Chasey, Chair, District 18 (Albuquerque): 505-986-4411

Rep. Javier Martínez
, Vice Chair, District 11 (Albuquerque): 505-986-4436

Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon
, District 6 (Cibola & McKinley Counties): 505-986-4425

Rep. Cathrynn Brown
, District 55 (Eddy County): 505-986-4210

Rep. Zachary Cook
, District 56 (Lincoln & Otero Counties): 505-986-4233

Rep. Jim Dines
, District 20 (Bernalillo County): 505-986-4242

Rep. Brian Egolf
, District 47 (Santa Fe): 505-986-4782

Rep. Daymon Ely
, District 23 (Bernalillo & Sandoval): 505-986-4336

Rep. Nate Gentry
, District 30 (Albuquerque): 505-986- 4757

Rep. Georgene Louis
, District 26 (Bernalillo County): 505-986-4327

Rep. Matthew McQueen
, District 50 (Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Torrance & Valencia Counties): 505-986-4421

Rep. Greg Nibert
, District 59 (Chaves & Lincoln Counties): 505-986-4211

Rep. Bill Rehm
, District 31 (Bernalillo County): 505-986-4214
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