GOP Gov Candidate Opposes Inflation Reduction Act, Which Will Save Tens of Thousands of New Mexicans Money on Health Care
Today, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will join President Joe Biden and other national leaders at the White House to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act, which will help thousands of New Mexicans slash their healthcare costs. But while the governor has led the charge to lower health care and prescription costs for New Mexicans, Republican gubernatorial nominee Mark Ronchetti remains a fierce opponent to the Inflation Reduction Act.
Mark Ronchetti has a long history of opposing policies that would improve New Mexicans’ access to affordable health care. During his failed Senate run, Ronchetti was a strong proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Ronchetti has also made it a priority to ban abortion if he is elected governor, indicating he will pass an abortion ban that punishes women and criminalizes doctors.
Under the Inflation Reduction Act:
- 6,350 Medicare Part D enrollees in New Mexico who experienced out-of-pocket costs over $2,000 in 2021 will now have their prescription drugs capped at $2,000 per year.
- New Mexicans on Medicare will be protected from Big Pharma’s arbitrary price hikes that raise drug prices faster than inflation.
- 23,060 New Mexicans on Medicare will have insulin copays capped $35 per month.
- 37,443 New Mexicans will save on monthly health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act.
“With no record of public policy or health care knowledge, the former TV weatherman thinks he should hold the keys to New Mexico’s health care for some bizarre reason,” said Daniel Garcia, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “Mark Ronchetti’s opposition to the Inflation Reduction Act shows he puts special interests and big pharma profits above New Mexicans being able to afford their prescriptions and health care. Ronchetti would ban abortion and keep the cost of prescriptions and insulin so high that only people like him could afford it.”