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What Hawaii gets under 'Obamacare'

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Under the Affordable Care Act, Hawaii has received:  

  • $15.4 million in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges;
  •  $1 million in Planning Grants which provides our states with the resources needed to conduct the research and planning necessary to build a better health insurance marketplace and determine how its exchange will be operated and governed;
  •  $14.4 million in Exchange Establishment Grants which help States continue their work to implement key provisions of the ACA;
  •  $7.1 million in grants from the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care Act. This new fund was created to support effective policies in Hawaii, its communities, and nationwide so that all Americans can lead longer, more productive lives;
  •  $28.7 million to create new health center sites in medically underserved communities, enable health centers to increase the number of patients served, expand preventative and primary health care services, and improvements for facilities;
  •  $1 million for school-based health centers, to help clinics expand and provide more health care services such as screenings to students;
  •  $110,000 to support outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries about their benefits;
  •  $286,700 for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, organizations run by and for families with children with special health care needs;
  •  $1.3 million for disease demonstration projects, to test approaches that may encourage behavior modification among Medicaid beneficiaries and determine solutions;
  •  $6.1 million for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs that bring health professionals to meet with at-risk families in their homes and connect families to the kinds of help that can make a real difference in a child's health, development, and ability to learn - such as health care, early education, parenting skills, child abuse prevention, and nutrition.

Source: Healthcare.gov