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Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange Executive Director Quits

·By civilbeat

Coral Andrews, the head of the non-profit quasi-governmental agency in charge of implementing the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii, announced Friday that she will be resigning Dec. 6.

The current ACA implementation manager with the governor’s office, Tom Matsuda, will serve as interim executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector until the board of directors appoints a permanent replacement.

The agency publicly apologized last month for delays in implementing the health insurance exchange, but did not elaborate on what was causing the problems.

Hawaii’s challenge in getting the exchange up and running was not