Social Media Action

Social Media Actions to expose and fight latest ACA repeal ideas

NM Human Services Department is Taking Written Comments Until July 15! You can see the plan and submit your comments at this link on the NM HSD website:

NM HSD Centennial Care 2.0 (scroll to the bottom of the HSD page!)

You can say something like:

  • As people of faith, we envision a society where each person is afforded health, wholeness and human dignity.
  • All individuals, regardless of their age, income, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, geography, employment status, or health status, deserve equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some based on any of these factors is profoundly unjust.
  • The social safety net and its key components, including health care, must be maintained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
  • Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men and children and people with disabilities, is at the heart of our sacred texts and an affirmation of our common humanity.
  • Caring for our elders and treating them with dignity demonstrates the value we place on our enduring responsibility to enable all persons to live out the fullness of their days.

After you submit your comments, post this action on Facebook:

After you submit your comments, you can “tweet” directly from here.

 

 

22 Responses to Social Media Action

  1. Diana Koster says:

    Having spent most of my professional career caring for lower income women, I know how vital Medicaid is to many New Mexicans. It is morally wrong as well as financially irrational to cut funding to provide basic health care to New Mexicans. Do not cut Medicaid! Improve, expand it, take better care of more of our population. No cuts!!

  2. Jeanette Howard says:

    As people of faith, we envision a society where each person is afforded health, wholeness and human dignity.
    All individuals, regardless of their age, income, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, geography, employment status, or health status, deserve equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some based on any of these factors is profoundly unjust.
    The social safety net and its key components, including health care, must be maintained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
    Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men and children and people with disabilities, is at the heart of our sacred texts and an affirmation of our common humanity.
    Caring for our elders and treating them with dignity demonstrates the value we place on our enduring responsibility to enable all persons to live out the fullness of their days.

  3. Frank Jerabek says:

    As a person of conscience, I prefer a society where each person is afforded health, wholeness and human dignity.
    All people, regardless of age, income, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, geography, employment status, or health status, need equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some based on any of these factors is unjust. The social safety net and its components, including health care, must be sustained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
    Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men, children and disabled persons, is an affirmation of our common humanity.
    Caring for all and treating them with dignity demonstrates the value we place on our enduring responsibility to enable all persons to live out the fullness of their days.

  4. Natalie says:

    As so clinical social worker for 19 years, I can honestly say that the access to medical and behavioral health services by the impoverished and the mentally in the past few years has positively impacted their lives. It would be unethical to remove it. This population has better access to services that they desperately need.

  5. Betsey Swan says:

    I am writing in opposition to the proposed changes to the Medicaid Plan, which would cut or otherwise restrict health care coverage to over 800,000 of the most vulnerable New Mexicans. The proposed plan is not only morally indefensible; it also is counterproductive to the State’s goals of improving children’s educational outcomes and overcoming its abysmal economic performance since the 2008 recession.

    Especially harmful to residents will be the proposals to:
    • Charge premiums for certain recipients, including children. If enacted this change may force parents to choose between food and healthcare. Children cannot succeed in school when their nutritional and/or healthcare needs remain unmet;
    • End retroactive coverage for 3 months prior to application for benefits. This change will affect both Medicaid recipients, further endangering their already tenuous economic stability, and providers, especially those in underserved rural communities, who may see cuts in revenues crucial to their economic viability;
    • End transitional coverage as families move into employment. The barriers that families face as they attempt to move out of poverty are legion. By ending programs such as transitional Medicaid assistance, the State runs the risk that movement toward economic self-sufficiency will be doomed to failure, harming both those who are unsuccessful in their attempts to move forward and the long-term health of the State’s economy.

  6. Linda Lillow says:

    Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men and children and people with disabilities, is at the heart of our sacred texts and an affirmation of our common humanity.

  7. Juliette Cunico says:

    All individuals, regardless of their age, income, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, geography, employment status, or health status, deserve equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some based on any of these factors is profoundly unjust. Don’t cut Medicaid!

  8. Elisabeth Price says:

    As people of faith, we envision a society where each person is afforded health, wholeness and human dignity.
    All individuals, regardless of their age, income, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, geography, employment status, or health status, deserve equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some based on any of these factors is profoundly unjust.
    The social safety net and its key components, including health care, must be maintained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
    Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men and children and people with disabilities, is at the heart of our sacred texts and an affirmation of our common humanity.
    Caring for our elders and treating them with dignity demonstrates the value we place on our enduring responsibility to enable all persons to live out the fullness of their days.

  9. Doris Vician says:

    Medicaid is necessary to help the poor and vulnerable people in NM. Perhaps, some changes are necessary to keep the system viable. Better access and awareness of birth control methods are needed. We need to educate everyone about world over-population.

  10. B. Thomas Diener says:

    Please do NOT cut Medicaid because my older brother (who is mildly developmentally disabled) needs it the rest of his life. So
    do other handicapped and low-income people.

  11. Jan Thompson says:

    Cuts to medicaid results in loss of jobs because hospitals and nursing homes depend on medicaid payments to stay in business . . . especially in rural areas. Please do not make cuts to medicaid. We all lose when the population in our state is not healthy. Frankly, I believe health care is a human right and the government should provide it for everyone through increased taxes. It is a common good that other nations are proud to provide for their residents.

  12. The more social income needy people receive the more money that goes right back into the economy adding substantial tax dollars. When you increase additional burdens on the poor, needy and working class, you inadvertently drive to measures of survival which may include some types of petty crimes costing the Government even more money. Plus, it is immoral.

  13. Karen Levins says:

    Please don’t cut Medicaid!

  14. Gregory Corning says:

    Let’s keep Medicaid funding in place. It is the morally better way to go in this case. Do not cut Medicaid. Thank you.

  15. Marcia Rosenstein says:

    Don’t touch Medicaid. My adult children depend on it and they have several health issues.

  16. Nancy E. Oakes says:

    The social safety net and its key components, including health care, must be maintained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations. Don’t cut Medicaid.

  17. Susan Selbin says:

    All individuals deserve equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some is profoundly unjust.
    The social safety net and its key components, including health care, must be maintained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
    Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men and children and people with disabilities must be part of health care.
    Caring for our elders and treating them with dignity demonstrates the value we place on our enduring responsibility to enable all persons to live out the fullness of their days.

  18. Caryn Wagner says:

    We work in an office that sees many patients with Medicaid. If you want to save money on Medicaid, start with early intervention during pregnancy, infancy and childhood along with family counseling services, and you will not only see the Medicaid roles drop but prison incarceration will decline saving millions of dollars more. Why must we always wait until there’s a cost burdening crisis rather than putting much less money on the front end? This is the only way to keep a civil and healthy society rather than throwing money at the problems that keep increasing due to societal neglect.

  19. Peg Borchardt says:

    There are enough challenges in New Mexico regarding basic needs of every citizen here already. Healthcare, public education, housing, nutrition, eldercare, public transportation, and homelessness to name a few serious issues. Any financial cuts to an already precarious healthcare situation is morally and ethically disgraceful.

  20. dorothy kethler says:

    All individuals, regardless of their age, income, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, geography, employment status, or health status, deserve equal access to quality, affordable, inclusive and accountable health care. Reducing health care options for some based on any of these factors is profoundly unjust.
    The social safety net and its key components, including health care, must be maintained to reflect our shared commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
    Concern for the most vulnerable in our community, particularly low-income women, men and children and people with disabilities, is at the heart of our sacred texts and an affirmation of our common humanity.
    Caring for our elders and treating them with dignity demonstrates the value we place on our enduring responsibility to enable all persons to live out the fullness of their days.

  21. Deborah Christensen says:

    Medicaid, aside from giving much needed health care to many New Mexicans, allows rural hospitals and nursing homes to function. Cuts to Medicaid means these institutions close and all the jobs provided disappear. Terrible in so many ways for our state.

  22. Santa Fe NOW does not support cuts to medicaid. Don’t cut medicaid.

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