DPNM: CBO Confirms Senate Healthcare Repeal Takes Healthcare Away from New Mexicans

New Mexico – Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that at least 22 million Americans are expected to lose their health coverage under the Senate Republican healthcare repeal. In response to the CBO score, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) Richard Ellenberg released the following statement: 

“The CBO confirms that the Senate healthcare repeal takes healthcare away from New Mexico families. The bill will take us back to the days where people with preexisting conditions weren’t able to get covered, women were forced to pay more, and healthcare was out of reach for many New Mexicans. The bill also threatens maternity care, substance-abuse addiction treatment, mental health services, and our economy.

“Democrats will be fighting to protect the gains our state has seen under the Affordable Care Act, and expand coverage for New Mexicans in every corner of the state.”