NM Open Enrollment In New Health Pool

New Mexico – Gov. Bill Richardson says uninsured New Mexicans with pre-existing medical conditions can enroll in a new insurance program made available through a federal health care overhaul.

The governor said Thursday the health insurance will be offered through a high-risk pool operated by the federal government.

People without insurance for at least six months and who have a pre-existing medical condition can qualify.

Enrollment opened on Thursday and insurance coverage will start in August.

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