New Mexico expects a peak in COVID-19 cases in May. So New Mexicans are sacrificing, to slow the virus down and flatten the curve. You know who’s not sacrificing? Hospital executives. Across our state, they’re reducing hours and laying off hospital workers by the hundreds, just when we need them most.
Their excuse? That hospital bottom lines are taking a hit due to the decrease in elective surgeries. The reality? The governor has given New Mexico hospitals $30 million in federal stimulus dollars to help them weather losses--federal help from the CARES Act for hospitals, health care systems