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Hawaii one of only three states not reporting Obamacare sign ups

By Kristen Consillio

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LAST UPDATED: 02:01 p.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013


Hawaii is one of only three states that did not provide data to the federal government on the number of people who have signed up for private health insurance from the online marketplace created by President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

The Obama Administration reported today that 106,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month, but the report did not include totals from Hawaii, Oregon and Massachusetts.

Asked why Hawaii did not provide the number of people signing up for insurance, a Hawaii Health Connector representative said the organization had no immediate comment.

The Connector did report how many applications it had last month and how many of those application were deemed eligible.

The Connector completed 1,754 applications for 2,379 individuals between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2. Of those, 1,156 individuals were eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan.

The Connector is Hawaii's state-based health insurance exchange designed to match low-income residents with subsidized health plans. The exchange is the only place consumers and small businesses can apply for tax credits to reduce the cost of health coverage.

The Hawaii numbers were included in a report released today by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.

Coral Andrews, executive director of the Connector, previously told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that she expects to enroll as many as 300,000, including an estimated 100,000 uninsured, over the next few years.

The 1,754 applications the Connector received in October was the fifth lowest number in the nation.

The Connector website was supposed to launch on Oct. 1 but did not go live until Oct. 15 due to software problems.







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jomama wrote:
Too bad because the rates are very good in the Connector.
on November 13,2013 | 12:07PM
palani wrote:
Yeah, I checked to compare HMSA's original catastrophic plan to the Connectors "Bronze" option. The "Bronze" version provides worst coverage with a much higher deductible and costs approximately 40 percent more,after factoring in subsidies. jomama is repeating talking points, not speaking from personal experience.
on November 13,2013 | 12:23PM
8082062424 wrote:
sorry it increases just about every one cost. maybe it was good for you because you got medicaid
on November 13,2013 | 01:11PM
americantaxpayer wrote:
Jomama - Please let us know some specifics so we know what your taking about.
on November 13,2013 | 02:55PM
toad103410 wrote:
"no immediate comment." ..."software problems;;" Not buying any of this! !
on November 13,2013 | 12:14PM
Skyler wrote:
Can't comment on what doesn't exist, basically.
on November 13,2013 | 12:15PM
palani wrote:
The Obama administration is grossly overstating enrollees by including those who filled their shopping cart, but declined to actually purchase its contents. The real figure is closer to 50,000, and that includes those who signed up for "free" Medicaid, not a private insurance plan. Hawaii's number could probably be counted on one hand.

Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?

CBS - Medicaid enrollment spike a threat to Obamacare structure?

Medicaid Expansion will Bankrupt the States


on November 13,2013 | 12:34PM
palani wrote:
The Obama administration is grossly overstating enrollees by including those who filled their shopping cart, but declined to actually purchase its contents. The actual figure is closer to 50,000, and that includes those who signed up for "free" Medicaid, not a private insurance plan. Hawaii's number could probably be counted on one hand.

Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?

CBS - Medicaid enrollment spike a threat to Obamacare structure?

Medicaid Expansion will Bankrupt the States


on November 13,2013 | 12:35PM
palani wrote:
Sorry for the redundant post, my page refresh is not working right.
on November 13,2013 | 12:38PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
It's OK, it is worth repeating along with the note that they refuse to say how many sign ups are under 30 years old.
on November 13,2013 | 02:51PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Oh,so palani, computer glitches are possible. Your just accounting for yourself. Imagine millions!
on November 13,2013 | 06:38PM
Anonymous wrote:
Amazon dot com could run this joke of a Connector thing and make it work.
on November 13,2013 | 12:46PM
Skyler wrote:
And they'd offer free returns if you weren't happy with it, too.
on November 13,2013 | 01:13PM
false wrote:
No sales tax either.
on November 13,2013 | 01:27PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The top two states with the most who already have health insurance, good health insurance: .. Hawai`i and Massachusetts.
on November 13,2013 | 12:49PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Thank You!
on November 13,2013 | 02:32PM
8082062424 wrote:
some states are using sex and drinking to get the younger crowd to sell them on obamacare
on November 13,2013 | 01:14PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
It would work for me.
on November 13,2013 | 02:51PM
Skyler wrote:
I found the ads to be quite degrading.
on November 13,2013 | 06:07PM
airplane_bridge wrote:
http://www.hmsa.com/sbc/2014/bronze-hmo.pdf it's $650/month for a couple age 60 & 58; non-smoking. This is HMSA's Bronze plan. If the couple earns over $72K/year then no credits. Notice there is a $12,000 deductible that needs to be paid before coverage begins. This is for the individual mandate, wait until the employer mandates kick in next year.
on November 13,2013 | 02:22PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
WE spent $205 million. In the first month only 1,156 sign up and they won't say how many paid the premium and bought the insurance. They won't say how many were Medicaid vs private. They won't say if the new ones are under 30. Again, we spent $205 million in tax money.

There should be screaming in the streets but instead, ainokea.


on November 13,2013 | 02:50PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Still waiting for Benghaxi hangings. Oh, nothing pan out. By January, this will be pau.
on November 13,2013 | 06:40PM
st1d wrote:
106,000 for the month of october for 47 states reporting. that averages out to 72 per day per state, doing whatever the obamascam counts as a signup. that's three per hour. impressive statistic even if you are a dumocrat.

however, signing up, enrolling, and purchasing are three different animals in this obamascam. counting people that were finally able to sign on to the site is not the same as counting those able to enroll for insurance. and, enrolling for coverage is not the same as purchasing coverage. i expect the number of those who actually purchased coverage to be far less than 106,000. perhaps no more than 10,000 after correcting for acorn obamascam sites.


on November 13,2013 | 07:09PM
Iuki wrote:
Of course, we do have only a little over one million people living here.
on November 13,2013 | 07:27PM
64hoo wrote:
have fun signing up for Obama care on there website, all the people who sign up have to give there social security number on a messed up website, lot of people who sign up for Obama care on there computer, the hackers can steal your SS number and steal your identity. have fun.
on November 13,2013 | 08:24PM
XML808 wrote:
So when does the premium surcharge for everyone else kick in? You know, the premium tax all of us in the private insurance marketplace are going to pay to fund the health connector? Did the insurance commissioner already approve the premium surcharge? Do we still have to pay this or is the insurance commissioner going to hold this up till the connector gets their problems fixed? Where's the light switch?
on November 13,2013 | 08:27PM
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