On the Issues

Health Care

Expanding Access to Care and Reducing Costs

Martin is committed to ensuring that every New Mexican has access to affordable, high-quality health care. He believes that health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege, and has been a steadfast advocate for policies that expand access, reduce costs, and improve the overall well-being of our communities. From prescription drug affordability to telehealth expansion, Martin is working tirelessly to address the pressing health care needs of New Mexicans.

How Martin Has Delivered for New Mexicans:

  • Cut prices for prescription drugs. Martin passed legislation that lowers prescription drug costs for seniors and establishes a national cap on insulin costs for people on Medicare, ensuring that essential medications are affordable and accessible.
  • Supported the Affordable Care Act. Martin proudly voted for the Affordable Care Act and has consistently defended it against Republican attempts to dismantle or undermine it. He understands the critical importance of the ACA in expanding health coverage and protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions.
  • Repealed the so-called “Cadillac Tax.” Martin helped successfully repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax on employee health plans, which disproportionately burdened middle-class workers with high healthcare costs.
  • Expanded telehealth programs. Martin championed legislation to expand telehealth programs, particularly benefiting rural New Mexicans. This makes it easier for rural patients and primary care doctors to consult with specialists, saving patients from unnecessary travel and improving access to specialized care.
  • Led the effort to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Martin led the effort to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, ensuring that Native American communities have access to essential health care services and resources.
  • Protected Social Security, Medicare, and veterans health care programs. Recognizing how critical Social Security and Medicare are to America’s seniors, Martin has repeatedly fought back against Republican attempts to undercut, underfund, and dismantle them. He’a also worked to protect veterans health care programs, including blocking an effort to close veterans health clinics in New Mexico and securing a historic expansion in veteran health care for those exposed to toxic burn pits. 
  • Improved maternal and infant health care. Martin has secured millions to help improve the quality and availability of health care for mothers and their babies, improving outcomes and expanding access to quality health care for families throughout New Mexico.