Comment: Hawaii was the state first to declare its support of President Obama’s health redistribution law, and create an Obamacare Exchange–the Hawaii Health Connector–to demonstrate. Remember the old adage, “Look before you leap”?
“The problem starts with the Hawaii Health Connector, a federally mandated insurance marketplace that’s losing money. A temporary funding plan went into effect this month, but once that money runs out, lawmakers will need to settle on a long-term fix that officials characterize as a choice between propping up a failing system at the expense of taxpayers, or turning control over to federal authorities at the risk of unravelling the state’s comprehensive Prepaid Health Care Act.”
“”That’s the danger I’ve warned against,” said Attorney General David Louie. “The benefits mandated by the state are superior. We don’t want to lose that.” ”
Hawaii health care faces federal threat
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press | July 29, 2014