April 2017 CEO Newsletter

April 20, 2017

It has been my honor and privilege to meet with Governor Martinez several times during the 2017 legislative session to represent the interests of the healthcare community and the people of New Mexico who are at risk of losing access to healthcare under proposed legislation. I am proud to stand alongside constituents from the New Mexico medical community as a voice to protect access to healthcare as the state deals with the budget deficit. 26.6% of the population of New Mexico is underserved by healthcare professionals as compared with 11.4% nationally (2012 NM Health Assessment). New Mexico is also in danger of losing significant federal Medicaid funding under proposed reimbursement cutbacks. To-date these issues are far from resolved. I remain committed to being a voice on behalf of our region. Read More >>