ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico’s proposed $146 million hospital was delayed again Tuesday after the state Board of Finance voted to postpone action, with a majority saying they need more information.
They said potential approval should be delayed until after the Nov. 6 presidential election. Members said they were concerned that the need for new beds could change if the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is repealed, which is a campaign promise of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
UNM Health Sciences Center Chancellor Paul Roth said the need for those extra beds won’t change, regardless of the Affordable Care Act’s fate. The issue at hand is current overcrowding, he said.