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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:29 am, Sun Jun 16, 2013.

Days ahead of an application deadline for $20 million in federal funds for the state’s health insurance exchange, the New Mexico Human Services Department seized control of the funding request from the Insurance Division and made wording changes that advocates fear will hinder the enrollment process.

The Insurance Division, led by Superintendent John Franchini, had drafted the original grant request, including sections describing oversight of the virtual marketplace and streamlining the enrollment process. But in the final application that went to Gov. Susana Martinez for approval, those sections were absent. According to interviews and a comparison of the drafts, the sections were removed by Human Services.

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  • ChristineMtz posted at 4:43 am on Sun, Jun 16, 2013.

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    And on Father's Day, another lesson on what happens when you vote Republican! Wonder which one of the Governess' contributors will land this "deal"?

     
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