During New Mexico’s 2023 legislative session, the Center for Civic Policy worked in coalition with partner organizations to advance healthcare equity in New Mexico.
Key pieces of legislation included SB 11, Paid Family and Medical Leave. This bill seeks to provide substantial support to employees by allowing them to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for treatment of serious medical conditions, care for family members facing such conditions, or parental leave.
Additionally, CCP worked on HB 400, Medicaid Forward, which aims to improve healthcare accessibility for New Mexicans with moderate incomes. The bill directed the state to explore a new affordable healthcare plan, leveraging existing federal law, to enable those who currently earn too much to qualify for Medicaid to access coverage through the program, utilizing income-based premiums and copays.
State Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto has been credibly accused by multiple women of a long history of sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse. Several groups have called on Ivey-Soto to resign. Short of his resignation, there are additional steps that Senate leadership can take to hold him accountable and prevent further harm.
New Mexico deserves better.