Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Single Health Plan Envisioned for N.M.(New Mexico)

Byline: Jackie Jadrnak Journal Staff Writer

Backers Detail Potential Savings

Supporters of a single health care plan to cover almost all New Mexicans are taking another stab at passing the bill in this year's Legislature.

"Political will is what we need," said Sandra Penn, a Santa Fe physician and leading advocate of a single-payer plan. "We have a health care crisis in New Mexico. The antidote is this health care plan."

Supporters of the bill held a news conference Thursday at the Capitol to pitch their plan.

Previous attempts to pass such a bill have failed in the Legislature, and Gov. Gary Johnson has expressed opposition to it in the past. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.