Gov. Martinez breaks with GOP: Parts of Obamacare ‘good’

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, June 28, 2012 21:00 EDT
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Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday admitted there were good provisions within President Barack Obama’s health care reform package.

In a video being promoted by Obama’s campaign, Martinez disagreed with Mitt Romney’s assertion that the law should be entirely repealed.

“You know, what I think is important is that we provide a system that is available to those that are most in need,” she said. “Making sure that we are not forcing families to buy something that they can’t afford.”

“But, by the same token, I think there are parts of it, for example, you know being allowed to have your child until they are 26, to insure them. They are going to college, et cetera, I think that’s a good thing. I think the pre-existing conditions, you know, we want to make sure that we’re taking care of people. So, I want to make sure that, is it in its entirety, or are there parts of it that we can keep, to make sure that we’re taking care of that very needy population.

Martinez, the first female Hispanic governor in the United States, has been considered a potential running mate for Mitt Romney. But Martinez has said she would not leave her position in the middle of the term.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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