New Mexico Governor Offers Assurances On Health Coverage

Nov 17, 2016


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is offering assurances that people won't be left without health insurance as President-elect Donald Trump and fellow Republicans seek to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

Martinez was attending a meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Florida on Wednesday where GOP governors discussed ambitions to overhaul Medicaid and health care exchanges that offer insurance policies.

Martinez said Tuesday that she expected people to continue to enroll for insurance using health care exchanges as long as it's the law and that insurance cannot simply be taken away. She said a transition to any new system will be needed ensure people are not left uninsured.

More than 250,000 people have signed up for Medicaid since Martinez agreed to an expansion under the Affordable Care Act.