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Depth of Hawaii health exchange probe unclear

April 18, 2014 - 12:02pm

HONOLULU — The U.S. Government Accountability Office says it has not yet determined how deeply it will look into Hawaii’s health exchange.

State Sen. Sam Slom says he was told by a representative in the GAO office that Hawaii would be among several states that the federal office would investigate.

GAO spokesman Chuck Young says the office will be looking generally at the state exchanges. But he said the office is still developing its list of which states will be examined in more detail.

Slom says he was told about the investigation by David Lewis in the GAO office. Lewis did not respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment.

Slom had requested an investigation into the way Hawaii spent or planned to spend more than $200 million in federal grant money.