Saturday, April 9, 2011

Health Care in Hawaii

Did you know that Hawaii mandates that that all employers provide a rather generous health care package to any employee working more than 20 hours a week? Here's a NY Times story on it. And here's what's bizarre. Generally costs for products in Hawaii are much higher than the mainland. But not for health care. Their premiums are among the lowest in the nation. Their annual medicare expenses per capita are far and away the lowest in the nation.

Quality? Apparently it's wonderful. Even Rush Limbaugh has glowing praise. Probably when he spoke he didn't realize the legal mandates regarding care.

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