Martinez Joins Other Governors On Health Panel

May 22, 2013

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been named to a National Governors Association task force on health care.

The organization announced Tuesday the panel will consider how states can improve the delivery of quality health care while controlling the costs of Medicaid, a program jointly financed by states and the federal government to provide medical services for the needy.

Other members of the task force on health care sustainability are governors from Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, California, New York, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Maryland and Nevada.

The Martinez administration has asked the federal government to approve an overhaul of New Mexico's Medicaid program, which provides health care for a fourth of the state's population. One goal is to better coordinate medical care in hopes of making New Mexicans healthier.