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Health And Aging In New Mexico

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KUNM Call In Show 7/13 8a: New Mexico’s population is aging fast. But with a high poverty rate, problems with Medicaid, and potential health care cuts on the horizon, this state’s senior citizens are facing a number of challenges. What do you think needs to be done to make sure older New Mexicans get the support they need? Are you a caregiver, health worker or retiree? 

Email callinShow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

Guests:

  • Gene Varela, director of the New Mexico chapter of the American Association of Retired People, AARP
  • Ellen Leitzer, executive director of the Senior Citizens' Law Office
  • Barbara Webber, executive director of Health Action New Mexico
  • James Clarke, political strategy director at the Republican Party of New Mexico

 

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