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State of the State Pt. 3: Healthcare Access

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January 21, 2022: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham digs in on her plan to bring a new hospital to Valencia County. The Line opinion panel explains what that means for people in that area, and the message it sends about rural healthcare around the state. Plus, the innovative proposal from the Governor to support home caregivers.

Host: Kevin McDonald

Guest: Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), New Mexico Governor

Line Opinion Panelists:

Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter

Kristelle Siarza, Owner and CEO, Siarza Social Digital

Adrian Hedden, reporter, Carlsbad Current-Argus

For More Information:

Hospitals Face Down Crisis – Santa Fe New Mexico

Military Medical Team to be Deployed in New Mexico – Albuquerque Journal

Governor Signs Legislation Funding Valencia County Hospital – Los Alamos Daily Post

State of the State Address & Annotated Speech – NMPBS

This segment is part of our Your New Mexico Government project, a collaboration between KUNM radio and New Mexico PBS. Support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.

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