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

boy child sad alone

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

The Line: Should All New Mexicans Be Able To Sign Up For Medicaid?

New Mexico Medicaid

August 10, 2018 – Local media reported this week that a movement to open up Medicaid enrollment to more people is gaining traction. The proposal would make the program available to people who make too much to qualify for health insurance subsidies and people who are undocumented.
Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists debate the opportunities and potential challenges of the proposed Medicaid buy-in program.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student
Diane Snyder, former state senator