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Legislators should probe DHS snafus


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2014

~~<p>A lot is riding on the capacity of the state Department of Human Services to manage health coverage for Hawaii's lower-income patients. That's especially true with the Affordable Care Act still in its early stages and government expected to handle a heavier burden in ensuring medical care.</p>
<p>So the latest upheaval to beneficiaries of Medicaid in Hawaii signals the need for a rapid-response team to get to the bottom of problems at DHS, not for another round of the blame game that's now playing out.</p>
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A lot is riding on the capacity of the state Department of Human Services to manage health coverage for Hawaii's lower-income patients. That's especially true with the Affordable Care Act still in its early stages and government expected to handle a heavier burden in ensuring medical care.

So the latest upheaval to beneficiaries of Medicaid in Hawaii signals the need for a rapid-response team to get to the bottom of problems at DHS, not for another round of the blame game that's now playing out. Login for more...



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