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SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez, who decided in 2013 to accept federal funding to expand New Mexico’s Medicaid rolls, continues to take a cautious approach to the roiling federal health care debate that could have a big impact on the state.
While some other Republican governors who accepted Medicaid expansion – like Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Ohio Gov. John Kasich – have been outspoken critics of the GOP-led push to repeal Obamacare, Martinez has largely avoided the fray.
When asked Friday about her position on the latest Republican health care overhaul proposal to stall in the U.S. Senate, the state’s two-term governor issued a statement calling on Congress to keep working on legislation to eliminate taxes and fees established by Obamacare, which she described as a “complete disaster” that’s led to increased health care premiums.