WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.
“President Trump and Republicans in Congress are trying to rush through their catastrophic health care plan that threatens the health and livelihoods of New Mexicans and will throw our health care system into chaos,” said Senator Heinrich. “Under TrumpCare, over 300,000 New Mexicans will lose their health care coverage – stripping away health insurance from our rural communities, children, seniors, and hardworking families. New Mexicans will be left paying more for less health coverage. A school teacher in New Mexico will pay more for their health care so that a hedge fund manager can get a six-figure tax break. This is unacceptable. New Mexicans’ voices must be heard.”
To participate in the “Keep Me Covered” campaign, New Mexicans and people across the nation can share a short video or photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #KeepMeCovered with their story of how losing health care coverage will impact their life.
Since Republicans released their health care plan, many health care advocates and stakeholders have come out against the bill, including New Mexico Voices for Children, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, AARP, the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American Nurses Association.