Health 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.
Learn More. 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 email@example.com or 505-771-8763.
The next hearing on this bill will be: House Health & Human Services Committee, Monday, February 6, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – Room 315. As of this morning there are no Senate Committee hearings scheduled for this bill. Click here to find out scheduled hearings on all bills for the next week. Be warned, times change quickly and often.