“The number of people who are going on Quest, that’s a clear indication of those who have fallen into a category of economic challenge or economic despair even,” said Lt. Gov. Josh Green.
“I believe 3,000 additional children have been added to Medicaid and that’s often because of their entire family has gone on.”
The DHS said enrollment is up in all counties:
Enrollment of Med-Quest recipients on Oahu is up 12.5%;
The Big Island has seen a 10.4% jump;
And Kauai and Maui have seen enrollment increase by more than 16%.
The state’s Med-Quest is mostly funded by federal dollars and state taxpayers.
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