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Hopeful shifts in Connector fix


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

~~<p>The online medical insurance exchange known as the Hawaii Health Connector got some rare good news. The federal government recently granted an extension for the nonprofit agency to use $75 million in remaining grant money to finish the basic work of establishing the state's health-insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.</p>
<p>According to officials, however, the news does not justify the collective sigh of relief that some may think it does. This means there's a lot more work Hawaii must do to implement health reform in a way that suits the state's modest needs -- and in a way that taps further state funds as little as possible.</p>
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The online medical insurance exchange known as the Hawaii Health Connector got some rare good news. The federal government recently granted an extension for the nonprofit agency to use $75 million in remaining grant money to finish the basic work of establishing the state's health-insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

According to officials, however, the news does not justify the collective sigh of relief that some may think it does. This means there's a lot more work Hawaii must do to implement health reform in a way that suits the state's modest needs -- and in a way that taps further state funds as little as possible. Login for more...



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