Discussion Topic: Health Care

NM Behavioral Health System Can, and Must, Be Reformed

NM Behavioral Health System Can, and Must, Be Reformed

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s behavioral-healthcare system is in crisis. This is widely acknowledged. The administration of Gov. Susana Martinez took dramatic steps in 2013 when she suspended Medicaid payments to nonprofit providers due to suspicions of fraud. Right or...

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Medicaid in New Mexico Needs a Long-Term Fix

Medicaid in New Mexico Needs a Long-Term Fix

The following op-ed ran in the Carlsbad Current-Argus on May 8, 2016. New Mexico has a "Dr. Abernethy" problem. In 2014, The Wall Street Journal explored the ways that Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid was "straining some health-care systems that already don't have...

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Obamacare Changes Could Hit Home in New Mexico

Obamacare Changes Could Hit Home in New Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue its decision in King v. Burwell in June. The ruling could have tremendous consequences for the health care law commonly known as Obamacare – and more importantly, it could have a huge impact right here in New Mexico. King v....

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Health Care Market Isn’t a Free One

Health Care Market Isn’t a Free One

The following article by Dr. Deane Waldman appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on November 16, 2014. RGF president Paul Gessing offered his own thoughts on the Think New Mexico proposal in this blog posting. Recently in the Journal, my friend and colleague Dr. Barry...

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If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can’t Keep It

If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can’t Keep It

Repeatedly in defense of his marquee legislative accomplishment, President Obama claimed that “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” I can’t read a man’s heart, so I can’t say with confidence whether Mr. Obama was simply lying or, like then-Speaker Pelosi,...

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