New Mexico To Continue Using Federal Health Exchange

New Mexico will continue using a federal online system for another year to enroll individuals in health insurance plans.  The state's health insurance exchange governing board voted Friday to rely on the federally computer system for determining eligibility and to enroll individuals starting in November when the next open enrollment begins.

A majority of the board worried that New Mexico wasn't ready to switch to a state-run online system for individuals. Businesses have been using the state system since last October.

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