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Rate decreases coming to New Mexico health exchange


September 6, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Average rates for purchasing health insurance will decrease by about 1 percent on New Mexico's subsidized health care exchange in 2019, in a shift from choices a year ago.

State insurance regulators say changes in rates for consumer premiums on the federally subsidized marketplace range from a decrease of 24 percent to an increase of 6 percent.

"After years of seeing increases to individual plan costs you might actually see some relief," said Health Widler, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. "A majority of people who participa...

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