"The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange"
So, one would presume that plenty of uninsured Hawaiians signed up for a shiny new health "care" plan, right?
Well, not so much:
"...so far, only 3,614 Hawaiians have filled out applications"
Remember, filling out an app is not the same as actually buying a plan, so we really have no way of knowing how many Aloha State citizens actually bought coverage (let alone how many have paid for it). But even with the benefit of the doubt, this means that each enrollee cost you and me almost $57 large. That's a lot of health care, no?
But that's still not the best part:
That 3,600 means that their best case scenario was to sign up 9,000
Ah, the soft bigotry of low expectations.
[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]