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The Line: Michelle Lujan Grisham Backs Off Co-pays And Premiums For Medicaid

1222 Health Apprentices

February 22, 2019 – Saying in a press release, “I have no intention of implementing policies that put a financial strain on low-income New Mexicans…,” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that her administration would appeal to the federal government to stop a plan to make Medicaid enrollees pay monthly premiums and co-pays. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of this course of action.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)


For Further Reading:

New Mexico reverses course on Medicaid charges for patients  – by Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Lujan Grisham Drops Martinez Plan For Medicaid Co-Pays And PremiumsKRWG Public Media

State aims to halt Medicaid copays and premiums – by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe new Mexican, reprinted by NM Political Report

The Line: Lawsuit Alleges New Mexico’s Foster Care System is “Broken”

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September 28, 2018 – A new lawsuit alleges New Mexico’s foster care system is “broken.” The potential class action suit was filed by 13 children and two nonprofits, and alleges, among other things, a lack of an appropriate number of foster parents, training and resources for those families, and inadequate medical treatment for children placed in the system. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists dig into the specifics, debate the state’s response to the allegations and discuss possible fixes.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, Former NM Senator
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, Attorney

Suggested Reading:

Advocacy Group Sue New Mexico Agencies Which Claim Foster Care Improving

Investigation Reveals Serious Abuses Within Treatment Foster Care System

CYFD Sets Up Procedure to Help Foster Kids Who Need to be Heard