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Website proposed to boost numbers of insured

Isle officials hope to attract 75,000 without health plans through the state-run portal

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2014

~~<p>The state is stepping in to create a single website to boost Obama&shy;care enrollment after a bungled first attempt left thousands of applicants without health insurance.</p>
<p>The state Office of Information Management and Technology told lawmakers at a Monday briefing it plans to create a single portal at Hawaii.gov that will help direct consumers to either Medicaid, the government insurance program for low-income residents, or the Hawaii Health Connector, the troubled online exchange created by President Barack Obama&rsquo;s Affordable Care Act.</p>
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The state is stepping in to create a single website to boost Obama­care enrollment after a bungled first attempt left thousands of applicants without health insurance.

The state Office of Information Management and Technology told lawmakers at a Monday briefing it plans to create a single portal at Hawaii.gov that will help direct consumers to either Medicaid, the government insurance program for low-income residents, or the Hawaii Health Connector, the troubled online exchange created by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Login for more...



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