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SATURDAY: Simultaneous, Statewide #HealthCare4NM Events to Fight Trumpcare

Jun 16, 2017

 Commentary: Albuquerque, NM - On Saturday, June 17, New Mexicans in a never seen effort, counties across New Mexico will 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. 

 

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

Date & Main Street

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 (Event starts at 11am)

Anna Becker Park 

N 4th Street, Belen

 

 

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.