U.S Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leaders, Committee Chairs, Members of Congress, and Americans who are struggling under the current health care system on the West Front of the Capitol this morning to unveil H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Rep. Heinrich released the following statement:
"Improving the health and stability of our nation is in sight. The health insurance reform bill unveiled today in the House reaffirms my confidence that we can fix our broken health insurance system by providing greater competition for insurance companies, and by giving Americans affordable coverage, choice, and stability they can count on. These are critical improvements for the future of New Mexico's working families and our economy.
"Our country desperately needs health insurance reform--but our pursuit of reform cannot leave Native Americans behind. As I announced last week, this bill includes significant provisions to modernize health care for Indian country.
"Last night I held a telephone town hall meeting with nearly 10,000 New Mexico seniors to listen to their health care concerns. I am confident that this bill will address many of the problems seniors are facing, like closing the Part D Doughnut hole, eliminating co-pays for preventative care, and ensuring they can continue to see their existing doctor."