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.

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  • Heinrich To Volunteer At Meals On Wheels Of Albuquerque, Visit CNM And UNM Campuses For Discussions On STEM And Health Careers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, April 19, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque to help prepare meals for the local community. Senator Heinrich will later visit students at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) for a discussion on careers in health care and then tour University of New Mexico (UNM) programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read More


  • Heinrich To Host Town Hall Meeting In Albuquerque South Valley

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at Atrisco Heritage Academy in the South Valley in Albuquerque. The senator will answer questions and discuss critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be livestreamed on Senator Heinrich's Facebook page: Facebook.com/MartinHeinrich.  Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Las Cruces

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. MT, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a town hall meeting at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The senators will talk with constituents and answer questions about critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall will be moderated by KRWG-TV/FM's Fred Martino. Read More


  • Heinrich Requests Information From Trump Administration On Children Separated From Deported Parents

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is requesting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide data within 30 days regarding the effect of the increased immigration enforcement actions on children of deported parents and how the Trump Administration identifies and assists children in need of support.  Senator Heinrich joined a group of 15 Senators led by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in sending a letter to the agencies today. Read More


  • Heinrich Staff To Hold Mobile Office Hours In Roy At Harding County Health Council’s 11th Annual Spring Health Fair

    SANTA FE, N.M. - In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Roy on Wednesday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Harding County Health Council's 11th Annual Spring Health Fair. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Medicare, Medicaid, veterans benefits, Social Security, immigration, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Join Senate Democrats in Calling on President Trump to Immediately Rescind his Executive Order that Undermined the Affordable Care Act

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate Democrats in urging President Trump and his administration to abandon their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instead work in a bipartisan fashion to improve the law and lower the costs of health care for all Americans. In a letter signed by 44 Senate Democrats, they also requested – as a first step – that the Trump administration rescind the executive order signed on Jan. 20, which severely undermined the ACA and sparked the efforts to unravel the law, undermining the health care system and increasing costs, hurting patients, providers and families. They also expressed concern about Trump's recent statement that it would be a good thing to make the ACA "explode," despite the fact that would mean hurting hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans and millions of Americans.  Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Join 42 Senators in Delivering Warning to Speaker Ryan, House Republicans: We're Not Going to Help You Erode Health Care Coverage

    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on President Trump and Republicans' legislation to increase costs and cancel health care for hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans and millions of Americans, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined a group of 42 senators in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan warning that he will not have their support in the Senate. Udall, Heinrich and the Democratic senators specifically stated that they will not vote for any legislation that guts the essential health benefits of the Affordable Care Act - benefits that cover services like maternity care, emergency services, and mental health treatment.  Read More