Hawaii gov to give update on health care plans
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to give an update on the state's efforts to meet the requirements of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul.
Abercrombie planned a news conference Monday at the State Capitol. The governor says he will announce a major milestone in the process of making sure Hawaii residents have access to good healthcare and insurance.
Hawaii is among the states that bet correctly that the U.S. Supreme Court would uphold Obama's law. The high court ruled in favor of the law in June.
U.S. Census data from 2010 show 7.7 percent of Hawaii residents are without health insurance. That's the second-lowest rate in the country behind Massachusetts at 5.5 percent.