HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's time for Howard's illustrated economics!
Obamacare is raising insurance premiums, but it is also lowering the number of uninsured. More than 30 million Americans are uninsured - but it used to be more than 40 million.
Business Insurance dotcom has a map based on Census data.
On the map-- Hawaii is one of the lighter colored states. The reason for this is before Obamacare, Hawaii had its own law requiring any company with a certain amount of employees to have insurance for them. As a result there were fewer uninsured. Hawaii hasn't improved as much because we were among the first to have this law.