Archive for October, 2013

Most Uninsured in NM Qualify for Subsidies

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Nearly two thirds of New Mexicans who don’t have health insurance will be eligible for Medicaid or premium subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. According to a study Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nearly two thirds of New Mexicans who don’t have health insurance will be eligible for Medicaid or premium subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. Currently, 448,000 New Mexicans don’t have insurance. Of those, 219,000 will be eligible for Medicaid and 88,000 for subsidies under the…

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State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges Show Early Success

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While the federal government has grabbed headlines for slow enrollment in its health insurance exchanges, many state-based marketplaces have quietly amassed thousands of completed applications for coverage. Smaller state-based exchanges in particular have shown early success, with Kentucky reporting 7,000 completed applications after two days, Hawaii posting totals of 1,200 in its first day and Connecticut announcing 1,000 since its exchange went online Oct. 1 along with most of the country. Meanwhile, the federal exchange serving as a marketplace for…

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