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Hawaii Health Connector to reach Native Hawaiians

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:35 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2014


The Hawaii Health Connector is working with the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly to reach out to Native Hawaiians who may not have health coverage.

The two groups signed a $675,000 agreement on Tuesday.

The partnership would provide outreach and education services to help Native Hawaiians enroll in health coverage plans. The team will meet in every Hawaiian Home Lands community and knock on doors to help people overcome health concerns that plague the community.

Health Connector Program Manager Anela McAfee-Torco says that Native Hawaiians experience significant health disparities.

Chairman Kamaki Kanahele of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly says helping their neighbors with health care advances the health and self-determination of Native Hawaiian people.






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8082062424 wrote:
more like trying to push up number for Obama care
on March 5,2014 | 06:04AM
AhiPoke wrote:
Yes indeed, but that's what they're suppose to do. What's noteworthy, especially if what's stated ("Hawaiians experience significant health disparities") is true, is that they're adding more high cost beneficiaries to their role which will create even greater losses. It's good that these people get coverage and hopefully treatment but who's going to pay?
on March 5,2014 | 06:25AM
8082062424 wrote:
it nothing more then helping Obama care get there number up. And who going to pay you are. those Hawaiians either have insurance from employers or from the state right now. those they manage to sign up with end up on medicaid or quest
on March 5,2014 | 08:59AM
DiverDave wrote:
Just more tax money going to a race based Polynesian-Hawaiian only program That makes the number rise to 804 Polynesian-Hawaiian only programs in this State. What has happened to the laws regulating racial discrimination.? Just another 3/4s of a million dollars out the window!
on March 5,2014 | 07:11AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
"Chairman Kamaki Kanahele of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly says helping their neighbors with health care advances the health and self-determination of Native Hawaiian people."

Then why does the state have to pay his organization $675,000.00 to do it? Seems like his organization would anxious to do it for free.


on March 5,2014 | 06:08AM
cojef wrote:
Where is the Hawaii Health Connector going get that kind of funding, and from whom? The ACA to sign up how many Native Hawaiians, 25,000/50000? Do the math, what is the cost per enrollee??
on March 5,2014 | 07:20AM
DiverDave wrote:
Yes cojef, and you know that these folks are already on some kind of free healthcare already.
on March 5,2014 | 08:44AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
"Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly"

Who? Who are these folks?


on March 5,2014 | 06:41AM
inverse wrote:
They are not even officials with DHHL, just paid spokepersons trying to make the Hawaii Health Connector relevant. Next group of people Hawaii Health connector will pay money to is the Council for Homeless People (they make up the name as they go along) and brag about how the Connector will get more homeless people insured under ObamaCare.
on March 5,2014 | 06:55AM
cojef wrote:
Self- perpetuation ploy to justify their existence. Another $675,000 down the rat-hole, and who is getting the money? Transparency is getting cloudier by the minute.
on March 5,2014 | 07:24AM
DiverDave wrote:
They are better known as The Sovereignty Kook Fringe, Maneki. Of which now the State will be working hand in hand with, using our tax money, in order to give them legitimacy. Why not DHHL? Or, OHA?
on March 5,2014 | 07:15AM
lee1957 wrote:
Do they have a Grand Poobah?
on March 5,2014 | 10:53AM
DiverDave wrote:
Because only the sick want to sign up because you can't be turned down with a pre-existing condition. So, why sign up until you're sick? Then you simply enroll in the "platinum" plan that pays for everything with a very low deductible.
on March 5,2014 | 12:17PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Why must taxpayers pay to get anyone to enroll in a health care program mandated by law? We do not do it to get people to comply with other laws, so why this one?
on March 5,2014 | 12:06PM
DiverDave wrote:
Because only the sick want to sign up because you can't be turned down with a preexisting condition. So, why sign up until you're sick? Then you simply enroll in the "platinum" plan that pays for everything with a very low deductible. This is what happens when you allow a community activist to create a healthcare program.
on March 5,2014 | 12:15PM
DiverDave wrote:
Because only the sick want to sign up because you can't be turned down with a preexisting condition. So, why sign up until you're sick? Then you simply enroll in the "platinum" plan that pays for everything with a very low deductible. This is what happens when you allow a community activist to create a healthcare program.
on March 5,2014 | 12:16PM
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