ACTION REQUIRED RIGHT NOW – CALL THIS MINUTE AND TELL YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE FOR SB 213!!!! CALL 505.986-4300.
SB 213 /a/ec REGULATION OF CERTAIN MEDICAL ENTITIES/ (INGLE) is 17th out of 22 items on today’s Senate Floor Calendar. Because the bill has an Emergency Clause attached it requires a positive vote of a minimum of two/thirds of the members present. If all 42 Senators are on the Floor for the vote, it would take at least 27 votes yes (if my math is correct). The Emergency Clause means that the law would become effective immediately on signing by the Governor.
Below is the overview of SB 213 and HB 188 sent out by Doc-Net. It clearly describes what can happen to physicians if it does not pass and be signed by the Governor.
PLEASE Do NOT tell me that it does not impact you personally so therefore it is not important that you contact your State Senator and Representative!! It impacts every physician in New Mexico directly or indirectly.
MORE IMPORTANTLY: it impacts your patients and all New Mexicans that need medical care. The issue is not just about how much more physicians have to pay for their insurance; it is called ACCESS for Patients!
We do not have enough physicians, or enough other medical providers, in NM to take care of patients now. As we strive to get insurance coverage for the current uninsured, we must also realize that we must do everything in our power to keep current practicing physicians in New Mexico rather than implementing burdensome, highly expensive regulations; regulations that will drive many to our neighboring states.
NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!! There is no excuse for not contacting your Senator and Representative RIGHT NOW. Please call 505.986-4300 and ask for your Senator.
As of this minute (10:45 AM) the Senate has not convened so you have time to call. Secretaries will see that Senators get your message on the Floor during a Floor Session so call now! If you do not know who your Senator is, then call GAMA and I will tell you who it is. Or go to the Legislative website at www.nmlegis.gov for more information.
No excuses. Call right now!!