Study: MLG’s ‘universal health care’ plan would devastate budget, require tax hike

On Monday, the 2019 Legislature-sanctioned study into the cost of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s “universal health care” proposal was released. The study which was conducted by Maryland-based KNG Health Consulting reportedly cost the state $390,000 in taxpayer funds and showed multiple red flags to the Governor’s plan.

The study found that it would “improve affordability for low-income households,” while skyrocketing premiums for other families, and employer contributions. Payroll taxes likely would go up to pay for what could be as much as a $5.8 billion shortfall for the program over the first five years of the program.

“Still, additional funding sources may be needed to fully cover the cost of the program, depending on the structure of the plan,” the report states, despite it taking away funding from “duplicate” funding programs to help pay for it. 

According to the Associated Press, the report “also states that the use of health care services would likely increase as the vast majority of residents turn to public insurance.” 

“Under a state-administered plan, some segments of the private insurance industry would disappear, resulting in financial hardship to New Mexico households and businesses that are dependent on the industry, the report stated,” writes the AP. 

Despite the deficit the plan would create, as well as the massive ramifications to working families and small businesses, which includes an increase in taxes, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham insists that the universal health care program is “a non-negotiable priority” for her administration.


7 thoughts on “Study: MLG’s ‘universal health care’ plan would devastate budget, require tax hike”

  1. She’s fast becoming the “spend all – tax all” 1st place winner. (Another Bill Richerson type) I think it’s that political Loserjan family tradition. The faster she is dragged out of the roundhouse the better off NM will be.

    1. If Susanna Martinez & her thieving cronies hadn’t bleed everything in this State Dry we wouldn’t be in this critical position trying to dig ourselves out of the Deep Hole her & her 8 year administration put us in…..

  2. Everyone must read the communist manifesto and the 10 planks. All of them must be removed if we are to restore our lives to greatness again. Gruesome is a commie, and so are most of the legislators. The people can not afford to vote democrat any more. The people can not afford to refuse to get active and involved.

    Everyone needs to look in the mirror and see how they created this horrible situation by not protecting our constitutional republic and allowing all these unconstitutional programs to be implemented. Health care for all is unconstitutional. Even Bernie backed down from implementing it, as did California, for its unsustainable and impossibly expensive.

    Without proper knowledge, the people lose their power. Do not allow your children to be brainwashed by the maoist school system. We see every day in the news what the schools have done to the children. Our country was founded on self responsibility, intelligence and hard work. The people are the heart of our country and if they are asleep, our country dies. We must reject all this over reach and demand a restoration of the rule of law. We see how destructive mob rule is, and it will only get worse. How bad would things be if gruesome had her way and had taken our guns?

    America’s true challenge is restoring the waning flame of liberty.
    “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women,” wrote the great Learned Hand; “when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.”

    If the people are unhappy with the government performance, it must be recognized that government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom.” – Ron Paul

  3. Call this program what it really is: Universal Health Control.
    The whole CV fiasco shows what happens when government mandates health issues instead of leaving it up to the people. Fauci ignores Hydroxychloroquine —doctors showing it works and is cheap. No, MLG will only enslave NM further. She’s over-reacted to CV.

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