New Mexico Gov: GOP health care bill 'still needs some work'

New Mexico Gov: GOP health care bill 'still needs some work'

New Mexico’s Republican governor is not yet persuaded to support the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare.

“While it’s encouraging that Congress is working on a healthcare solution, the governor is concerned this bill could hurt New Mexico and still needs some work,” a spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez told The Albuquerque Journal.


The comments come as Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Overnight Defense: Second Trump-Kim summit planned for next month | Pelosi accuses Trump of leaking Afghanistan trip plans | Pentagon warns of climate threat to bases | Trump faces pressure to reconsider Syria exit Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyMnuchin meets with Senate GOP to shore up ranks on Russia sanctions vote Trump on declaring national emergency: 'Not going to do it so fast' Acosta mocked for border reporting: 'Exactly – walls work!' MORE (R-La.) push legislation that would repeal much of ObamaCare by converting funds into block grants for states.

Joseph Cueto, Martinez’s spokesman, added that the governor thinks a health-care push should be bipartisan.

“She believes we need a bipartisan approach that focuses on the insurance market to make health care affordable,” he said.

The legislation has yet to garner the 50 Republican votes needed for a tiebreaker by Vice President Pence, while Senate Democrats have blasted the bill and argued it will hurt Americans.

New Mexico’s senators, who are both Democrats, have slammed the bill. Sen. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallSchumer wants answers from Trump on eminent domain at border Senate in last-minute talks to find deal to avert shutdown  House-passed stopgap measure in Senate limbo MORE called the bill “mean-spirited,” while Sen. Martin HeinrichMartin Trevor HeinrichSchumer wants answers from Trump on eminent domain at border Manafort developments trigger new ‘collusion’ debate Senators say questions remain on Trump strategy in Syria after briefing MORE said it is a “disaster.”