How New Mexico’s health insurance co-op has stayed in the game

By Marissa Higdon

Albuquerque Business First

September 19, 2016


He says the organization’s focus on continued care, especially for individuals with chronic diseases and mental health concerns, has driven down the number of times patients have to visit the hospital, saving the co-op money.


Hickey says he just returned from a trip to the White House, where he shared Health Connections’ innovations and successes with fellow insurance providers and the president himself.


“There’s a glass half full here,” he said. “Despite some problems, you can save money and keep health plans on the exchange.”


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