Health Care & Wellness

When I meet with communities across our state, one of the top concerns I hear about is the rising cost of health care. That’s why I’m focused on improving access to affordable, quality health care for all New Mexicans. 

As a proud supporter of the Affordable Care Act, I know prevention and early intervention are cost effective and lead to healthier families.  Health insurance, prevention, and value for your health care dollars are at the heart of the health reform law.

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents' health care until age 26, insurance companies are required to spend more of your premium dollars on care, and millions of Americans enjoy preventive services like screenings for cancer and diabetes without cost-sharing. And soon, insurance companies will be barred from refusing coverage to any American due to pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act also makes Medicare stronger by adding new benefits, fighting fraud, cutting costs, and improving care for patients.


  • Udall, Heinrich Condemn Trump-Pence Administration’s Proposed Rule To Restrict Family Planning Program

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)  submitted a comment to Secretary Alex Azar at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strongly opposing the Trump-Pence Administration's proposal to restrict the Title X family planning program and reduce access to health care for millions of women. They called on the Administration to reverse course and revoke its planned changes. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Demand Transparency on HHS Funding in Aftermath of Family Separation Policy

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter with 17 Democratic Senators to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding more transparency about additional funding needed to care for and reunite the huge influx of children in the custody of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as a result of President Trump's shameful family separation policy. ORR is responsible for overseeing the care of unaccompanied migrant children and children who are being held in federal custody after being separated from their families at the border - and ultimately, reuniting them with their families. HHS has not been forthcoming about its funding needs and the Senators are demanding answers. Read More

  • Health IG Launches Inquiry After Senators Demand Investigation of Health Department’s Treatment of Children Separated from Parents Under Trump Policy

    The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would conduct a comprehensive review of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's (ORR) Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program after U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the Office of Inspector General requesting they look into the issue. The request for an investigation follows weeks of uncertainty about the Health Department’s ability to appropriately care for children placed in its custody as a result of President Trump’s family separation policy, as well as the Department’s lack of clarity around plans to reunite children and parents.  Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Announce $3.1 Million In AmeriCorps Funding For New Mexico

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced $3.1 million in AmeriCorps funding for New Mexico from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. These grants will put nearly 300 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve in communities across the state. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich, Blumenthal To Travel To Border To Hold Trump Administration Accountable For Inhumane Family Separation Policy

    On Friday, June 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will travel to the Southwest border to hold the Trump Administration accountable for their inhumane policy of separating children from their parents. The senators will visit the site of the temporary shelter facility for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas and will visit border patrol stations where families and children are housed temporarily before transferring to the care of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement. The senators will also travel to a port of entry in El Paso, Texas to receive an overview of the process and procedures for asylum seekers.  Read More

  • FRIDAY: Keep Families Together Unity Event

    I want to invite you to a Keep Families Together Unity Event I will be hosting alongside Senator Tom Udall on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. MT, at Alma D'Arte Charter in Las Cruces. … 

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  • Heinrich Announces United Against Family Separation Event In Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m. MT, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will host a United Against Family Separation Event to stand with New Mexicans in opposition to the Trump Administration separating children from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. Senator Heinrich will be demanding a reunification plan for every child and holding the Trump Administration accountable for any future plans to incarcerate children. Additional speakers will be announced. Everyone is welcome to attend.    Read More