Health Care Roundtable & Other Updates

Health Care Roundtable with Congresswoman Deb Haaland

On June 15, two physician supporters of the Health Security Act—Dr. Taylor Tyler (far right) and Dr. Bill Ulwelling (far left)—participated in a roundtable discussion organized by US Rep. Deb Haaland (center right).

The event, called Tackling New Mexico's Healthcare Challenges, focused on how to increase access to health care in New Mexico, recruiting more health care professionals to our state, the opioid crisis, and lowering prescription drug prices, among other issues.

We thank Dr. Taylor and Dr. Ulwelling for representing the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign at the roundtable and for contributing to this very important discussion!

Panelists at the Tackling New Mexico's Healthcare Challenges roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Deb Haaland, June 15, 2019.  Photo © Dana Millen.

Panelists at the Tackling New Mexico's Healthcare Challenges roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Deb Haaland, June 15, 2019. Photo © Dana Millen.

Legislature & Fiscal Analysis

As you know, the New Mexico legislature is finally looking closely at the Health Security Plan (yay!). In order to complete the Health Security fiscal analysis called for in House Memorial 92 and funded by the legislature, the Legislative Finance Committee needs to select expert consultants.

The Legislative Finance Committee expects to request proposals from expert consultants by the end of June or beginning of July. The chosen consultant will then begin to gather the information needed to undertake the analysis.

Health Security Workshops

With two successful workshops held in Albuquerque—on messaging and the fiscal analysis process—under our belt, we're working on scheduling additional workshops in other parts of the state for July, August, and into the fall.