“Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the leading Democratic candidate for governor in New Mexico, profited from the state’s use of a high-priced health-insurance program for seriously ill patients, even after Obamacare made such programs virtually obsolete.”
Grisham claims she was fired by 3 governors.
Video clip from New Mexico Behavioral Health Professionals Association Forum
April 5, 2018 at UNM continuing Education Center.
“Lujan Grisham says she quit because the appointment was the ‘hardest job on the planet,’ and she hoped to find new career opportunities, including running for elected office.”
Source: Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)
April 29, 2012
Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham became the NM Secretary for Health and Human Services in 2004.
In 2005, New Mexico had the second highest drug-induced death rate in the nation. Under her watch, “the death rate from prescription opioids other than methadone increased roughly 40% from 6.3 per 100,000 in 2006 to 8.8 per 100,000 in 2007.”
“Now in a joint investigation by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post, Rannazzisi tells the inside story of how, he says, the opioid crisis was allowed to spread — aided by Congress, lobbyists, and a drug distribution industry that shipped, almost unchecked, hundreds of millions of pills to rogue pharmacies and pain clinics providing the rocket fuel for a crisis that, over the last two decades, has claimed 200,000 lives.”
JOE RANNAZZISI: This is an industry that allowed millions and millions of drugs to go into bad pharmacies and doctors’ offices, that distributed them out to people who had no legitimate need for those drugs.
BILL WHITAKER: Who are these distributors?
JOE RANNAZZISI: The three largest distributors are Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen. They control probably 85 or 90 percent of the drugs going downstream.”
9/28/16 – $3,500
11/2/16 – $1,500
12/9/15 – $1,500
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524) was the bill Congress used to derail the DEA’s ability to crack down on opioid pill mills.
Congresswoman Grisham voted to pass this law, siding with Congressman Steve Pearce who also voted for restricting the DEA’s ability to go after opioid pill mills.
DELTA CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
Entity Type and State of Domicile
Domestic Profit Corporation
Statute Law Code:
53-11-1 to 53-18-12
Date of Incorporation in NM:
Date of Organization in NM:
Date of Formation in State of Domicile:
Date of Authority in NM:
Date of Registration in NM:
Registered Agent Information
Geographical Location Address:
1223 St. Francis Drive , Ste. B , Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Date of Appointment:
Effective Date of Resignation:
Earlier this year, the board at New Mexico’s high-risk insurance pool extended a contract worth up to $600,000 to an Albuquerque consulting group to run the day-to-day operations of the pool, which was designed to offer insurance to people who had trouble getting coverage.
But wasn’t the Affordable Care Act, colloquially called “Obamacare,” supposed to make high-risk insurance pools obsolete?
. . . the contract pays Delta and its president and executive director of the pool, Debbie Armstrong [Chair of the NM House Health and Human Services Committee], up to $600,000 — a $300,000 base package, plus another $300,000 in incentives to bring the numbers in the pool down to what the board considers to be a minimal level.
Not every member of the board thought a contract worth up to $600,000 was appropriate.
“I personally think that it’s a little much,” said Sandel, who voiced concerns over the bonus package.
Albuquerque Campaign Headquarters
8300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Contact: Rafael Reyes 1-505-363-5885
South Valley, Albuquerque
2711 Isleta SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Contact: Stella Padilla 1-505-920-2861
Farmington Campaign Headquarters
315 N Auburn Ave (at Paddock Caterers)
Farmington, NM 87401
Contact: Pete Valencia 1-505-401-1459
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2019 Galisteo Street, Suite 4E
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Marlene Schwalje 1-505-577-4613
Las Cruces Campaign Headquarters
136 S. Water Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Contact: Joann Vullo 1-915-490-5786
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