Many rural communities have minimal access to necessary health care services. Sometimes families are forced to make long commutes to receive routine care. Our state also has the second highest poverty rate in the country. I support investments that will not only put more money in the pockets of working families, but will also lead to better health outcomes and food security across New Mexico.
-Maintain and expand health care and social services for all New Mexicans;
-Improve rural access to health care services. I support dental therapy programs that provide affordable routine dental care to kids and families in remote parts of the state. I also support investments that incentivize doctors and other professionals to practice in rural areas;
-Ensure that our elderly family, friends and neighbors and veterans have access to the medical support they need;
-Set up and reestablish strong behavioral health services around the district;
-Address mental health and addiction concerns in our communities by adequately funding treatment programs;
-Increase the working families tax credit for low income New Mexicans;
-Support strategies to maximize enrollment in federally funded health and nutrition programs.