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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01)

November 16, 2020

Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M.Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement on the Health and Human Services decision to close the Acoma, Laguna, Canoncito Hospital during a pandemic:

“Heath care services need to be accessible for every community, especially during a global pandemic, but this Administration made an irresponsible decision to close a health care center in Acoma. This pandemic does not discriminate and its toll in communities of color has revealed the longstanding disparities that exist in Indian Country. This Administration is putting lives in danger and needlessly increasing patients’ and families’ distress. I’ll be looking into this decision and expecting answers from HHS.”