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NM expecting fewer for health exchange

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The Associated Press
SANTA FE — New Mexico’s state-run health insurance exchange has sharply reduced its enrollment expectations for this year by about half.

Mike Nuñez, interim CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, says problems with the federal healthcare.gov website slowed the state’s efforts to promote enrollment.

The state had expected up to 83,000 people to register this year, according to a study cited in an application for a grant under the Affordable Care Act.

Nuñez now estimates only between 40,000 and 50,000 will enroll.