December 09, 2009

Udall Highlights New Mexico Voices for Health Insurance Reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today launched the Web page: New Mexico Voices for Health Insurance Reform at tomudall.senate.gov, his official online office. Three videos highlight the all-too-common problems with health insurance under the status quo faced by thousands of New Mexicans. The Web page also outlines how the Senate health insurance reform bill would address those issues.

To see the Web page, visit tomudall.senate.gov/healthreformvoices.

"As we move closer than ever to securing access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans, my thoughts remain with the countless New Mexicans who are hurting under the status quo," said Udall on the Web page. "It is for them that so much rests on completing meaningful health insurance reform."

New Mexico Voices for Health Insurance Reform also outlines how the Senate health reform bill will:

  • Make coverage more affordable for New Mexicans
  • Help small businesses to cover their employees
  • Promote preventive care like check-ups, tests and screenings

More than one-in-four New Mexicans live without health insurance and many more are underinsured. Those with insurance have seen premiums rise at some of the highest rates in the country.