In 2018, at a meeting just two months ago, the High-Risk Insurance board voted to change the status of the organization to nonprofit, so their contracts will not have to be reported as part of open government files.Politico.com reported
that the high-risk insurance pool costs New Mexico taxpayers $43 million annually—money that could have been saved if eligible patients were moved to Obamacare. Additionally, the insurance costs in the pool are at least 10% higher than on the open market
, adding additional burden to those already suffering from their illness.
After speaking the Politico reporter NMD4D learned that the High Risk Pool did respond to Information of Public Records requests
even after claiming the organization is not subject to state oversight.