But a July report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general gave a largely positive progress report. Co-ops claim they’re already doing their job of adding competition.
“In New Mexico I can tell you our presence drove the rates down substantially from where they were,” said Hickey. “We have the white hats on right now.”
Said Morrison: “If co-ops price their product right [and] get significant market share through the exchange, we will through our practices force the rest of the marketplace to change.”
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Wed, Sep 11 2013