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Do you want to give the insurance industry *more* power over New Mexicans’ health coverage choices?!

If you answered, “No!”, you must call New Mexico’s legislators RIGHT NOW to speak up to stop the insurance industry's attempt to gain more control over our state's new health coverage marketplace.

Here’s everything you need to call now:

Who to Call:

Here are the legislators who need to hear from you – call as many as you can even if they are not your Representatives. They are making decisions for the whole state and they are accountable to us all.

Rep. Lucky Varela, (505) 986-4320
Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, (505) 986-4438
Rep. Patty Lundstrom, (505) 986-4432
Rep. Dona Irwin, (505) 986-4234
Rep. Sandra Jeff, (505) 986-4243
Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, (505) 986-4417
Rep. Debbie Rodella, (505) 986-4329

What to Say:

When the staff person answers, you can say something like:

“I am calling to urge the Representative to support a Health Insurance Exchange that works for consumers. To do this, he/she must support House Bill 168 in its current form -- without amendment or referrals to additional committees.”

More about the Issue:

Starting in 2014, over 200,000 uninsured New Mexicans will have access to health coverage through a new health insurance exchange or marketplace. The goal of this new marketplace is to give those who are uninsured a simple, easy-to-use system to compare and buy private insurance coverage options.

However, members of New Mexico’s health insurance industry are trying to increase their power in developing and running this marketplace – and exclude consumer advocates from playing a significant role. In order to do this, they are trying to get New Mexican legislators to amend and/or stall an existing bill that limits the insurance industry’s power.

The New Mexico state legislators on the list above will decide whether to cave into the insurance industry’s pressure or to protect consumers like you.

Please call today – now! Everything you need is listed above.

Thank you!

 


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