Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Health Care Agenda Is Welcomed.(Final)

Byline: Winthrop Quigley Journal Staff Writer

* Richardson's plan for universal access greeted warmly, but funding is still a question

SANTA FE -- The Richardson administration's proposal to overhaul New Mexico health care found a friendly reception Tuesday in the Roundhouse and some skepticism from the health insurance industry.

State Human Services Secretary Pamela S. Hyde and Health Secretary Patricia Montoya presented their health care agenda to the Legislature's interim Health and Human Services Committee.

"The overall goal is something you might call universal access" to health care, Hyde told the committee.

The agenda contains dozens of recommendations. …

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