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$24M in Aid a Big Boost for Hospitals
Honolulu Advertiser, October 28, 2006

Hawai`i Uninsured Project's
4th Annual Health Policy Forum
Monday, October 23, 2006

 
Download the presentations:

Why Not the Best? 
A High Performance Health System in Hawaii
Anne Gauthier, Senior Policy Director
The Commonwealth Fund
PowerPoint (1MB)

 
Opportunities and Challenges: Mapping the Future
Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
Surgeon General, State of Arkansas,
Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
PowerPoint (17MB)

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In the 1980s, Hawaii’s uninsured population was estimated at 5 percent, and the state was credited as having the lowest uninsured rate in the U.S.

By the late 1990s, the uninsured rate increased to 8 percent. In 2001, the number had grown to nearly 10 percent - about 120,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

The problem is larger than the 120,000 who are directly affected.

In 2002, Hawaii’s hospitals lost an estimated $95 million due to uncompensated care. Hospitals and community clinics shoulder the burden of providing care with little or no reimbursement, while businesses and individuals are affected with higher insurance premiums.

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