HB 295 Passes Second Committee

HB 295 (the Health Security Act in the House) is finally moving again!

The House State Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee passed HB 295 this afternoon by a vote of 5 to 3.

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We had great testimony in favor of Health Security, with supporters doing a wonderful job of keeping their testimony short and to the point. With the hearing starting around 2:00 PM and the House floor session scheduled to start at 3:00, we were racing against the clock.

The usual suspects--lobbyists for the insurance industry, and the NM Association of Commerce and Industry--spoke in opposition. 

The bill passed along party lines, with one committee member absent.

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