Bingaman and Udall introduce legislation requiring public health care choice

Bingaman to take part in finance committee round table on health care coverage

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will take part in a Finance Committee roundtable to discuss expanding health care coverage. Also on Tuesday, Bingaman will chair an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on pending nominations, including that of New Mexican Michael Connor to be Commissioner of Reclamation (BOR) in the Department of Interior.

Budget resolution spotlights health care reform, education, energy and other key domestic initiatives

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve a budget blueprint for 2010 that invests in health care, education and green energy, while providing tax cuts for middle income Americans. The 2010 Budget Resolution provides Congress with a spending blueprint as the House and Senate gear up to write the bills that fund the ederal […]

E-records open up care to veterans

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist President Obama’s ambitious plan to establish a lifetime electronic record for service members and veterans will improve delivery of benefits, speed processing of claims and, over time, open VA health care to any veteran, regardless of their medical condition or income level. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki first raised the idea […]

Gates: Health care needs overhaul

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ prescription for what ails the military health care system includes replacing aging hospitals, and raising TRICARE fees for working-age retirees, which Congress has kept frozen since 1995. “Health care is eating the (Defense) Department alive,” Gates told officers attending the Air War College on Maxwell-Gunter Air […]

Bingaman to take part in health care reform roundtable

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will take part in a Finance Committee roundtable discussion on health care reform.

D.C. area becoming test bed of military medical reforms

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Extraordinary steps in the evolution of military medicine are occurring in the Washington, D.C., area where new medical facilities are being built to consolidate services, and a joint command is being readied to adopt cutting-edge concepts to improve quality and efficiency of service health care. Two famed medical facilities — […]

Bingaman and Udall $18.6 million to help provide child care for working families

.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing over $18.6 million to help provide child care services to working New Mexico families, those seeking employment or receiving job training or education. “Quality child care can be very costly and can be an obstacle […]

Press release: New Mexico receiving money for child care

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Lujan fields questions on health care, water project during ENMU visit

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Congressman Ben Ray Lujan talksto students Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. He also met with the university’s board of regents. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Health care and a major water improvement project dominated questions Congressman Ben Ray Lujan fielded from Eastern New Mexico University students. Lujan […]

House budget makes fiscally responsible investments in energy, health care, and education

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La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

White House drops controversial veterans health care proposal

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Bingaman participates in White House summit on health care reform

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today took part in President Obama’s health care summit at the White House.

Bingaman to take part in White House health care summit

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will chair an Energy and Natural Resources oversight hearing to examine smart grid initiatives authorized in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and funded in the stimulus bill, and to learn more about opportunities and impediments on the installation of smart grid technologies.

Bingaman applauds new health care law for children

President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman helped write to ensure that more New Mexicans could have access to health care.

Legslative roundup: Human Services secretary unveils health-care plans

New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 53 If at first you don’t succeed… Human Services Secretary Pam Hyde on Monday unveiled her department’s health-care reform plans for this session. The 10-point plan includes an electronic medical records act, a requirement that insurance companies spend 85 percent of premiums on direct services to client, and […]

Indigent care demands jump

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Tracy Arghavani reviews patient charts between appointments at a nurse’s station of La Casa Family Health Center in Portales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Demand for indigent care has jumped almost 40 percent at one local hospital and increased four-fold at area clinics for the poor and under-insured. […]

Pipes, pets need extra care when weather below freezing

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