TODAY: Simultaneous, Statewide #HealthCare4NM Events to Fight Trumpcare

Albuquerque, NM – Today, June 17, New Mexicans, in a never seen effort, will gather in counties across New Mexico to hold simultaneous events from 10am to 11am to fight Trumpcare. The events will serve as an demonstration of support for the Affordable Care Act and opposition to the Republican health care bill currently making its way through Congress, also known as Trumpcare.

The Democratic Party of New Mexico, Indivisible, Progressive Democrats of America, and Working Families Party teamed up to hold rallies, story slams, “die ins” and informational events across the state at the same time. The events are particularly important in light of recent news that Senate Republicans will push a bill that has never seen the light of day by the end of the month. 

***Press interested in covering the event in their area should email felicia@nmdemocrats.org***

A full list of events is available here and below:

Bernalillo County
Across from UNM Hospital on Lomas
Albuquerque
(Parking at Jefferson Middle School)

Colfax County
Raton Courthouse
224 Savage Ave, Raton

Curry County
Potter Park
300 W. Upsilon, Clovis

Doña Ana County
Albert Johnson Park in Front of Branigan Library
N. Main Street, Las Cruces

Eddy County
Democratic HQ
814 N Canal, Carlsbad

Hidalgo County
BestCare Pharmacy
204 E 4th St, Lordsburg

Lea County
Booker T. Washington Park
1200 E. Humble Street, Hobbs
(At Hobbs Juneteenth)

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Medical Center
211 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso

Los Alamos County
East Parking Lot of Los Alamos Medical Center
3917 W Rd, Los Alamos

Luna County
Courthouse Park
700 S Silver Ave, Deming

Otero County
10th and Whitesands Blvd
Alamogordo,

Rio Arriba County
Paseo Oñate and Spruce St
Española
(near the hospital turn-off)

Roosevelt County
Memorial Park
700 South Abeline, Portales
(At Heritage Days)

Sandoval County
Presbyterian Urgent Care
Southwest Corner of Highway 528 & High Resort, Rio Rancho

Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Plaza
63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe

San Juan County
Farmington Community Health Center,
1001 W Broadway, Farmington, NM 87401

Sierra County
The Median where Date & Main Streets Meet
Truth or Consequences
(Site of Women’s & Tax Day Marches)

Socorro County (Event Starts at 11am)
Socorro General Hospital
1202 U.S. 60, Socorro, NM 87801

Valencia County
Anna Becker Park
N 4th Street, Belen
(A few blocks from Valencia County Dems meeting)

If Trumpcare becomes law: 

  • 23 million Americans, including more than 250,00 New Mexicans will lose their healthcare coverage.
  • Medicaid will undergo unsustainable cuts, which includes coverage for 336,000 New Mexico kids
  • Premiums on older Americans will skyrocket. 
  • Individuals with pre-existing conditions will be subject to faulty and expensive high-risk pools.
  • Insurance companies will be able institute lifetime limits on coverage, even on those with chronic illnesses. 
  • Planned Parenthood will be defunded, make it more difficult for millions of women to access critical health services.