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Hawaii's health care revolution and you

By Loretta Fuddy, Patricia McManaman and Beth Giesting

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 05, 2012

~~<p>Lucky we live Hawaii.</p>
<p>If you live in Texas, your odds of having health insurance are the worst in the country and, according to Gov. Rick Perry, you won't be getting any help with insurance on his watch. A recent article noted that Texas, with 6.2 million uninsured residents, will refuse to participate in the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nearly 60 percent of adults with incomes below 139 percent of poverty in Texas are uninsured. It is this group &mdash; the most likely to suffer poor health &mdash; which the ACA Medicaid expansion would cover almost entirely at federal expense.</p>
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Lucky we live Hawaii.

If you live in Texas, your odds of having health insurance are the worst in the country and, according to Gov. Rick Perry, you won't be getting any help with insurance on his watch. A recent article noted that Texas, with 6.2 million uninsured residents, will refuse to participate in the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nearly 60 percent of adults with incomes below 139 percent of poverty in Texas are uninsured. It is this group — the most likely to suffer poor health — which the ACA Medicaid expansion would cover almost entirely at federal expense. Login for more...



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