Lawmakers to hold hearings on state’s health insurance exchange

Hawaii lawmakers is scheduled to hold last-minute hearings on the state’s troubled health insurance exchange on Monday.

The senate Ways and Means Committee will weigh whether to allow for up to $15 million in support for the Hawaii Health Connector.

The state would get the money from fees on insurers or general fund appropriations.

Friday is the deadline for bills to make it through the committee.

Meanhwhile, Interium director Tom Matsuda will head to Capitol Hill this week to testify before Congress about the problems faced by the marketplace.

Hawaii is one of 10 states on the hot seat for its troubled health exchange.

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