Steve Pearce and President Trump agree: No healthcare for you

President Donald Trump yesterday signed an executive order aimed squarely at undermining major tenets of the Affordable Care Act after his party has repeatedly failed to pass so-called repeal and replace legislation since his term began. Trump’s actions jeopardize millions of Americans while being extremely unpopular with all but his more ardent supporters. Supporters like New Mexico’s own Steve Pearce. #ICYMI: Pearce Statement on @POTUS healthcare Executive Order: https://t.co/98nbeS58DN
— Steve Pearce (@RepStevePearce) October 12, 2017

Congressman Pearce’s statement blames Obamacare for “failing” without once mentioning the role he and the Republican majority in Congress have had in actively defunding it while failing to proactively replace the law with ANYTHING else. But honestly, what else could be expected from the man whose stance on healthcare in America is this:
…people should just “stay healthy until you are old enough for Medicare.”

[Take Action] The GOP repeal of Obamacare really hurts New Mexico. Here’s how.

Republicans’ new health-care bill is a mass transfer of income that cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans while cutting federal benefits for the middle and working class. Just two provisions in the Republican plan would allow the richest households to pay an average of nearly $200,000 less under the GOP plan, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. The Washington Post, March 7, 2017
The Republican plan for health insurance works exactly the opposite from the way insurance is supposed to work. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), consumers pay less because premiums are set each year and your costs are capped if you get sick. And in New Mexico, making health care accessible has had a huge impact: the number of uninsured in New Mexico dropped by 41% under Obamacare and 33,000 New Mexicans get help paying for new coverage.

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State Senator Howie Morales has introduced the Health Security Act (SB 152), a bill that would set up a statewide, public health plan for all New Mexicans. Sen. Morales’ bill will be heard in the Senate Public Affairs Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 1:30p in room 321. Look below for some background information on the bill from Health Security for New Mexicans, “a broad and growing coalition of over 145 statewide and local organizations representing diverse interests, including faith-based, consumer, labor, community, health professional, human rights, and environmental organizations; business owners; farmers and ranchers; and groups advocating for low-income New Mexicans and the homeless. Its mission is to establish a system of guaranteed comprehensive and affordable health care coverage for all New Mexicans.”