New Mexico – Today, as New Mexico families worry about the lapse in authorization for the federal health insurance program that covers 11,300 New Mexico children, the Democratic Party of New Mexico is throwing it back to Congressman Steve Pearce’s two votes against SCHIP.
Pearce has a longstanding record pushing his view that keeps New Mexico children from accessing health care. In 2007, Pearce was the ONLY Member of the New Mexico delegation to vote to block a bipartisan expansion of children’s health care. And then one year later, he did it again, and and said he was proud to vote against overriding a veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
“With his votes against health insurance for poor children in New Mexico, Steve Pearce put his political ideology ahead of New Mexicans,” said DPNM Chair Richard Ellenberg. “Our families can’t afford a extreme right ideologue like Pearce as our Governor; he is too extreme for New Mexico.”