Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of New México, sent a letter on January 8th, urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to immediately investigate the Martínez administration’s decision to terminate its contract with the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging which provides
New Mexicans have died because of the State’s gross negligence and mismanagement, and more New Mexicans will suffer if immediate actions by HHS are not taken.
critical services like adult day care, meal services, caregiving, transportation, and respite care for tens of thousands of vulnerable seniors throughout New México.
“When New México recklessly terminated its contracts with nearly the entire system of behavioral health providers, there was massive disruption in services, thousands of New Mexicans suffered, and the system has yet to fully recover,” Rep. Lujan Grisham said. “New México’s recent self-inflicted crisis to terminate contracted services for seniors and their families is dangerous, hasty, and appears to have violated federal law and regulations. This massive disruption of services will undoubtedly put vulnerable seniors at grave risk of harm. New Mexicans have died because of the State’s gross negligence and mismanagement, and more New Mexicans will suffer if immediate actions by HHS are not taken.”
For More New Mexico News: elsemanarionewmexico.com