Thousands sign up for NM health insurance

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The state’s health insurance exchange says almost 52,000 New Mexicans signed up for coverage before the final deadline.

Officials say that includes people who selected their plans and those who were automatically re-enrolled.

Those who haven’t signed up for health insurance yet, there is still a chance to avoid tax penalty.The Obama administration announced Friday, there will be a special enrollment period from March 15 until the end of  April. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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