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.


  • Members Of N.M. Delegation Introduce Healthy Families Act To Allow Workers To Earn Paid Sick Days

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) introduced the Healthy Families Act, legislation that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave to use when they are sick, to care for a loved one, to obtain preventative care, or to address the impacts of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Read More

  • Heinrich Launches #KeepMeCovered Campaign To Highlight Impact Of Republican Health Care Plan

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) launched "Keep Me Covered," a social media campaign calling for New Mexicans and people across the country to share a video or photo using the hashtag #KeepMeCovered to highlight what they stand to lose under President Trump and congressional Republicans' health care plan. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported yesterday that the bill will cancel health care for 14 million people in just one year, with 24 million losing care by 2026.    Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Question ICE Acting Director Homan on Constituent Concerns Surrounding ICE Deportation, Enforcement Measures

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich spoke with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan to express the deep concerns of New Mexico communities. The senators demanded answers about ICE deportation measures in the wake of President Trump's immigration executive orders, and sought assurances that New Mexicans can continue to receive health care and other essential services without fear of deportation. The senators also called on Homan to ensure that ICE focuses its limited resources on apprehending and deporting violent criminals, instead of innocent people who pose no threat to their communities or our nation, and secured a commitment that ICE will hold community engagement meetings with stakeholders in New Mexico. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich Call On Mitch McConnell To Drop Republican Efforts To Gut Family Planning Centers

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter, led by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), to Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calling on him to "protect the health and wellbeing of millions of women" by committing not to bring to the Senate floor legislation passed by House Republicans seeking to overturn rules protecting Title X health centers. Read More

  • NM Delegation Introduces Bill to Expand Research on Rare Genetic Disease Prevalent Among New Mexico Hispanics

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) announced they have introduced a bill to increase research, education and treatment for Cavernous Cerebral Malformations (CCM), an uncommon genetic blood vessel disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord and is more common among New Mexico Hispanics than any other group. Due to limited research, there is no cure for CCM.  The Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Clinical Awareness, Research and Education Act (CCM-CARE), introduced today on National Rare Disease Day, would expand National Institute of Health (NIH) research to increase awareness, treatment and prevention of CCM, and support the development of tele-health infrastructure to reach rural, underserved communities.  Read More

  • Heinrich To Join Sanders To Unveil Drug Importation Bill To Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs For Middle Class Families

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bob Casey (D-PA.), Angus King (I-ME) and U.S. Representatives Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) at a press conference today at 12:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. MT to unveil new legislation to allow the importation of prescription drugs into the United States. The members of Congress have come together on legislation that will allow for drug importation while maintaining important safety standards. Read More