Hawaii gets $146,000 Medicare grant

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii is getting $146,000 in a federal grant to help Medicare recipients understand their benefits and use preventative services.

Hawaii's grant was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The money for Hawaii is part of $68 million to be distributed nationwide.

The grants, which result from the federal Affordable Care Act, are meant to help seniors and people with disabilities make more informed decisions about their health and long-term care.

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23.

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