Improving HealthCare.gov

Last week President Obama spoke about what’s being done to improve HealthCare.gov. The President said that the best IT experts from both inside and outside the government are working to fix issues with the site, and reminded Americans that there are other ways to apply and enroll for affordable, high-quality health insurance:

“Even as we redouble our efforts to get the site working as well as it’s supposed to, we’re also redoubling our efforts to make sure you can still buy the same quality, affordable insurance plans available on the marketplace the old-fashioned way—offline, either over the phone or in person.”

The Administration is taking steps to improve the enrollment process while work is underway on HealthCare.gov: call centers now have more staffers to process applications or answer questions, and you can preview plans and prices without filling out an application. In New Mexico call toll free at 1-855-99-NMHIX.

Despite the problems, demand for affordable health insurance is high, President Obama said. thousands of people are signing up and saving money.

“People can save money, significant money, by getting insurance that’s being provided through these marketplaces. And we know that the demand is there. People are rushing to see what’s available. And those who have already had a chance to enroll are thrilled with the result.”

In the meantime, if you are having trouble with the Website, assistance is still available.

Contact the New Mexico Health Exchange call center toll free at 1-855-99-NMHIX or find a live Health Care Guide, agent or broker near you.

If you’d like to review plan summaries and premiums that are available to individuals on the New Mexico exchange, go to http://nmhealthratereview.com/about.aspx for PDF downloads.

Remember, you have until early December of 2013 to sign up for insurance coverage that will begin January 1, 2014.

Check out a video of three Americans who have already signed for affordable health insurance and see what they have to say about their experiences.