Fewer than 8,000 Hawaii residents signed up for Obamacare coverage with the Hawaii Health Connector as of yMonday -- the deadline to enroll. Hawaii Health Connector hopes to add to the enrollees by contacting those who began applications, but did not complete them. The Connector said it had 22,000 apply as of March 22. Those who applied but did not finish the process have the opportunity to complete their applications even though the deadline has passed. Connector officials are blaming the Department of Human Services, in part, as the reason why so many didn't complete the process. DHS had agreed to collect information needed to determine whether individuals were eligible for tax credits to help pay for their health insurance. DHS didn't collect the information, and that caused a bottleneck in enrollments on the exchange.
Posted Tuesday, April 1st 2014 @ 2pm