Discussion Topic: Health Care

Medicaid in New Mexico Needs a Long-Term Fix

The following op-ed ran in the Carlsbad Current-Argus on May 8, 2016. New Mexico has a "Dr. Abernethy" problem. In 2014, The Wall Street Journal explored the ways that Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid was "straining some health-care systems that already don't have...

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Obamacare Changes Could Hit Home in New Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue its decision in King v. Burwell in June. The ruling could have tremendous consequences for the health care law commonly known as Obamacare – and more importantly, it could have a huge impact right here in New Mexico. King v....

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Health Care Market Isn’t a Free One

The following article by Dr. Deane Waldman appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on November 16, 2014. RGF president Paul Gessing offered his own thoughts on the Think New Mexico proposal in this blog posting. Recently in the Journal, my friend and colleague Dr. Barry...

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If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can’t Keep It

Repeatedly in defense of his marquee legislative accomplishment, President Obama claimed that “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” I can’t read a man’s heart, so I can’t say with confidence whether Mr. Obama was simply lying or, like then-Speaker Pelosi,...

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Voters Want Clinics, Not UNMH Hospital Expansion

In recent months, the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) has proposed building a $146 million expansion. In our view there should be specific criteria on the use of taxpayer money for new construction. UNMH should meet these criteria which include: Does the...

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