The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is
doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the
reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes
lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the
top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
This gauge shows how the State: Hawaii value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the
state (or all US counties). The gauge is blue and white when being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad and is multi-colored when
being higher (or lower) is good or bad.
This gauge shows whether the State: Hawaii value is increasing or decreasing over time. A green arrow means
the value is improving and a red arrow means the value is getting worse. The = (equal) sign means that there is not a significant increase or
decrease since the last measurement. A blue arrow means the value being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad.
State delays enrollment for low-income health plans, costing taxpayers more money
HawaiiNewsNow reports - "The state Department of Human Services has postponed open enrollment for 250,000 low-income people in the QUEST medical coverage program for a second time, a move that will cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.
TV commercials have been running statewide this month by medical insurance companies trying to convince people to choose them as participants for the QUEST program, in which they have a choice among five health plans. "...
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