State eyes company with Michelle Paterson link to run fed program

Gov. David Paterson, with his wife Michelle Paterson

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Gov. David Paterson, with his wife Michelle Paterson for his announcement that he will not run governor. (Feb. 26, 2010) (Credit: Getty Images)

ALBANY - State insurance officials have recommended a subsidiary of the health care company that employs first lady Michelle Paige Paterson to run a new federal program for New York's uninsured.

Group Health Inc., a nonprofit insurer, was designated this month to administer $297 million in federal funds for medical coverage for about 15,000 New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions. The insurer...

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