Senate Health Committee

President Barack Obama speaks during a signing ceremony for the Violence Against Women Act on March 7, 2013 in the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

21,000 Hawaiians Under Medicaid Will Need To Buy Own Health Insurance Due To ‘Obamacare’

Roughly 21,000 people in Hawaii who were previously covered under Medicaid will need to buy their own health insurance once President Barack Obama’s sweeping federal health care overhaul takes effect next year, the chief executive of the Hawaii Primary Care Association told a state Senate committee Monday.