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Consultants: PPACA not one big happy luau

Enrolling more people her could cut individual rates in Hawaii by $12. (AP photo/Ronen Zilberman)
Enrolling more people her could cut individual rates in Hawaii by $12. (AP photo/Ronen Zilberman)

Letting sick residents of Hawaii buy individual health coverage for the same price as healthy people may help the sick people but add about 50 percent to the average cost of individual coverage.

Consultants at Oliver Wyman, a unit of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, give that estimate in a report on the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in Hawaii.

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