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Obamacare continues for now, but repeal would jeopardize 40,000 in Hawaii

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    Within the health care industry, which accounts for about 18 percent of the economy, a Donald Trump presidency is being viewed with trepidation. Insurers, pharmaceuticals and hospitals would all stand to lose if reversal of Obama’s health care law leads to a surge in the number of uninsured Americans. Even if the Affordable Care Act is rife with complexity and complications for health care companies, it does offer the long-term prospect of more paying customers.

  • PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KIP AOKI / KAOKI@STARADVERTISER.COM; PHOTO BY NEW YORK TIMES

    President-elect Donald Trump

Hawaii spent $130 million and five years building a health insurance exchange to offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Read more

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