Health Care in Hawai’i
“I made it very clear in my New Day Plan that this Administration will transform healthcare in Hawai’i. Every Hawai’i resident depends on a good, equitable system of healthcare. The Affordable Care Act allows for easier access by requiring insurers to offer better benefits and reward quality . . . ” ~ Governor Neil Abercrombie
The State of Hawai’i is committed to providing its residents high quality health insurance coverage. Hawai’i has developed a four-point strategy to guide the transformation of our healthcare system:
- Improving and coordinating care for those with the greatest and most expensive needs;
- Implementing insurance reforms that pay for needed changes to our delivery system, reduce costs, and improve quality and satisfaction;
- Using health information technology and electronic health records, and the exchange of health information to improve care and reduce medical errors, waste, and abuse; and
- Leveraging government status as the healthcare purchaser for one-third of the state’s population to rapidly achieve the innovations identified above.