Health Care Act – New Mexico

Date: 23 Nov 2008 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Twenty-two percent of New Mexicans had no health insurance in 2003, compared to about 16 percent nationwide. That statistic has prompted health care advocates to introduce universal health care legislation every two years since the early 1990s. Current efforts focus on the Health Security Act, which has evolved and improved due to public feedback since it a version was first introduced in 1993.

Ifenacted, it would guarantee health coverage for all New Mexicans, and ensure that everyone has a benefit package at least as comprehensive as the state employees’ health plan.

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