Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hawaii Health Connector Executive Director Coral Andrews on the next Kukui Connection

On the next episode of Kukui Connection, Rep. Marilyn Lee talks with Coral Andrews (left), executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector, a state-based health insurance exchange. Andrews will discuss the Hawaii Health Connector and what it will do for healthcare in Hawaii, the timeline of establishing the Connector before the Jan. 1, 2012 launch date, and how you can get more information throughout its development.

In July 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law a measure outlining the establishment of a health insurance exchange, which is mandated by the federal government’s Affordable Care Act.  A health insurance exchange is an electronic marketplace where uninsured people can compare and purchase health insurance and receive federal subsidies for the cost. Andrews likens it to the buying of airline tickets on travel aggregator websites such as 

Hawaii was the first state to declare its intent on developing a health insurance exchange, and most recently, has  issued a request for proposals for construction of the online marketplace.  

Learn more about Coral Andrews and the Hawaii Health Connector by watching the Kukui Connection on the following air dates on Oceanic 'Olelo Channel 54: 

Friday, August 17, 2012 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.

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