Under Pressure to Run Insurance Exchanges, States Wary of Glitches

Given the vast technology problems many state-based exchanges experienced during the first open-enrollment period, state officials there and elsewhere remain wary of running their own websites.

New Mexico has decided to stick with HealthCare.gov for 2015. Given the vast technology problems many state-based exchanges experienced during the first open-enrollment period, state officials there and elsewhere remain wary of running their own websites.

New Mexico's exchange board voted 11-1 on Friday to delay enrollments in the state's website for another year.

Dr. Martin Hickey, a member of the board and the CEO of not-for-profit insurer New Mexico Health Connections, said the board wanted more time to test out the state’s technology before moving forward.

“Nothing works right the first time,” Hickey said. “We did not want to take that risk.”

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Source: Modern Healthcare