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Just a very short diary for my New Mexico compadres:

Here are the plans and rates for all of New Mexico:


There is a link to the premium amounts on the top left.  It is NOT enough information to tell your total costs, but it is enough to compare plans and determine which ones are a better deal.  I would suggest using this to get informed on your choices, and then go see an insurance agent.  DO NOT bother with healthcare.gov - integration with NMHIX is broken, at least for me.

Note that these costs are without any subsidies applied.  

New Mexico is a Medicaid expansion State.  If you're making less than 133% of the poverty line, ignore all this and sign up for Medicaid.  I'm not sure what the process is for that, but don't bother going through Healthcare.gov.  Try calling the NM Human Services Department, 1-888-997-2583

One thing that sticks out is that Albuquerque appears to have the cheapest rates, while rural areas seem to have the most expensive.


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Originally posted to jvance on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 08:29 PM PDT.

Also republished by New Mexico Kossaks.

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