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Health law enrollment falls short of 8,000

Data on tax-credit eligibility wasn't collected, which hurt sign-ups, an official says

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 01, 2014

~~<p class="storytext article-important" itemprop="articleBody" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">As of Monday, the deadline for signing up for Obama&shy;care coverage, fewer than 8,000 Hawaii residents had successfully enrolled, among the lowest in the nation.</span></p>
<p class="storytext article-important" itemprop="articleBody" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">For the past six months Hawaii's health insurance exchange, the state's version of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, has been battling one problem after another in its attempt to connect the estimated 100,000 uninsured in the state with health coverage.</p>
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As of Monday, the deadline for signing up for Obama­care coverage, fewer than 8,000 Hawaii residents had successfully enrolled, among the lowest in the nation.

For the past six months Hawaii's health insurance exchange, the state's version of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, has been battling one problem after another in its attempt to connect the estimated 100,000 uninsured in the state with health coverage. Login for more...



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