Health Care in Hawaii

“I made it very clear in my New Day Plan that this Administration will transform healthcare in Hawaii. Every Hawaii 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… ”

~ Gov. Neil Abercrombie

The State of Hawaii is committed to providing its residents high quality health insurance coverage. Hawaii 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
  • Leveraging government status as the healthcare purchaser for one-third of the state’s population to rapidly achieve the innovations identified above
The Public’s Health and the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The ACA invests in government and community-based efforts that promote public health, prevent disease and protect against public health emergencies. ACA provides opportunities for community health centers to expand programs and facilities. Read more.
An Abercrombie Administration Priority
Governor Abercrombie has made it a priority to work toward getting Hawaii ready as elements of the ACA come online:

More Information about ACA