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Dismantling Health Connector does more harm than good

The Legislature did make efforts to seek a waiver and was told in no uncertain terms that it was not possible

By Rosalyn Baker, Della Au Belatti and Angus McKelvey

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 15, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">As members of the Legislature who worked throughout the session with all stakeholders on reshaping the Hawaii Health Connector, we are troubled by president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Medical Service Association Michael Gold's recent call to dismantle the health insurance exchange.</span></p>
<p>HMSA is one of two health insurers participating in the health insurance exchange and its representatives have been intimately involved in the formation of the Connector from Day One.</p>
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As members of the Legislature who worked throughout the session with all stakeholders on reshaping the Hawaii Health Connector, we are troubled by president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Medical Service Association Michael Gold's recent call to dismantle the health insurance exchange.

HMSA is one of two health insurers participating in the health insurance exchange and its representatives have been intimately involved in the formation of the Connector from Day One. Login for more...



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