According to a recent post on National Review Online’s Corner Blog, Hawaii has spent three quarters of a million dollars for every Obamacare sign-up:
A month and a half after the official health-care exchange launch on October 1, Hawaii has succeeded in signing up only 257 people.
Implementing Obamacare in Hawaii has cost $200 million, $53 million alone on the state’s exchange website, Hawaii Health Connector. As the Hawaii Reporter notes, the numbers work out to a little over $778,000 per sign-up.
The Aloha State was the last to launch its own exchange. Technical issues kept the website from functioning for more than two weeks after October 1.
If that doesn’t help to control the run-away costs that the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was designed to fix, I don’t know what will.