Radio spot touts Martinez’s tough stance on Medicaid fraud

Out-of-state group airs spot as Martinez raises election funds back East

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 2:12 pm, Wed Sep 11, 2013.

A group calling itself New Mexico Competes is paying for radio ads defending Gov. Susana Martinez’s role in the recent controversial shake-up of the state’s government-funded mental health system.

The 60-second spot features a female voice over pensive piano music, saying Martinez is “cracking down” on Medicaid fraud but “special interest groups” want her to “look the other way.” At the end of the ad, listeners are urged to call the Governor’s Office and urge her to “keep fighting the fraud, protecting Medicaid for the most vulnerable.”

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  • Kenneth Davis posted at 1:29 am on Thu, Sep 12, 2013.

    concerned and confused Posts: 43

    A) you can't defend a governor of a state in the United States against an action that virtually ignored Due process of law as outlined by the constitution of the United states, there is no defense or excuse for that. B) There has been no fraud proven and the auditing company involved does not have a very good track record for detecting fraud however they do have an exceptional track record for making false accusations. C) these Arizona contractors were hired months before OptumHealth installed the "Software" that supposedly rang alarm bells and showed the 15 providers with an audit record of 90 to 96% compliance were suddenly at less than 50% compliance.
    In my opinion this is a manufactured takeover of the agencies that would be most likely to oppose centennial care and the secrecy of the audit even when requested by the legislative and judicial branches of the state government supports that opinion.
    A state or nation that does not honor the principles that it is founded or honors the freedoms it claims to guarantee is no longer a free land but is sliding into tyranny. I am all for the punishment of fraud however I only support it if it is accomplished through due process of law. What I saw in this action was 13 provider agencies destroyed by arbitrary action on the part of the state government based on unsubstantiated allegations of fraud without due process of law.

  • andres paglayan posted at 10:30 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    andres p Posts: 14

    You should call the number and tell the governor to stop doing propaganda.

    Resorting in cheap propaganda is a signal of how desperate the executive is.

    The audit is a joke. Every time HSD leaks a pseudo-fact it does not withstand analysis.

    For references, there is a post here that analyses each of the leaked facts. http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_24008911

  • michael dowling posted at 11:31 pm on Tue, Sep 10, 2013.

    Mental Health Association of New Mexico Posts: 8

    You can call it tough. It is Leadership and proven correct decision making. From Katie Sepich DNA act, Border Cities Master plan, intermodal facility. When the propane and gas went out in the winter; she sprang into action. The Federal Agencies and the President of the United States entrusted to her the responsibilities of implementing Centennial Care, Medicaid Expansion and more. The disgraced, inadequate former Regional Medicaid Monarchs time has passes. Interstate 10,25 and 40 is available. Have some class and leave a little less ugly. But leave!


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