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Djou: “Obamacare’s punitive costs and punishing demands hurt working people”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:37 PM :: 4494 Views :: Health Care

DJOU REACTS TO HAWAII'S HIGHEST IN THE NATION COST FOR OBAMACARE

Djou Only Congressional Candidate Who Champions Complete Overhaul of Obamacare

Charles Djou reacted to a recent study showing Hawaii with the highest in the nation enrollment cost for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare.

"A recent study showed that the cost per enrollee for Obamacare in Hawaii is nearly $24,000.  Hawaii's enrollment cost is TWENTY SIX (26) times the national average; that’s two-and-a-half times the cost for the second most expensive state, North Dakota," stated Djou.

"Government must work to better the lives of our citizens, but Obamacare clearly fails this promised standard.  Obamacare’s punitive costs and punishing demands hurt, not help, working people,” Djou continued.  

Djou is the only candidate running for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District calling for a complete overhaul of Obamacare.

Djou said, “I am committed to improving healthcare in this country by truly containing healthcare costs and protecting healthcare coverage.   Hawaii should be exempt from Obamacare, we should enact sensible medical malpractice tort reform, permit the interstate sale of health insurance and expand the use of health savings accounts.  These healthy changes to our healthcare system will most benefit those in dire need of affordable, quality healthcare.

This is the right way to fix healthcare in America. We cannot accept the scare tactics of the special interests vested in the over-regulated, over-priced system known as Obamacare."

A recent study showed that Hawaii has the highest cost-per-enrollee in the nation.  Hawaii's cost-per-enrollee was $23,899, far above the national average of $922.  The second most expensive state, North Dakota, "only" spent $7,089 per enrollee, a fraction of Hawaii's outrageous cost. $205 million was appropriated for Hawaii, with an additional expected annual operating cost of $15 million. According to the report, approximately 8.592 Hawaii residents have signed up for the Hawaii Health Connector, well below the 150,000 participants needed for the program to be financially self-sustaining.

The full report can be found at:

http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/5-7-14-Exchanges-report.pdf

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