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ACA/PHCA Reconciliation


  1. Identify gaps between current practice and expectations under ACA in a variety of public and private institutions.  Recommend priorities to address.
  2. Identify inconsistencies or ambiguities between expectations in ACA and PHCA.
  3. Recommend actions needed to clarify, seek modifications in ACA or PHCA, or adapt to change.
  4. Identify issues that support or hinder changes.
  5. Identify strategies and tactics, and develop a report for the Executive Committee.


  1. Beth Giesting, Office of the Governor, Co-Chair
  2. Dwight Takamine, Dept of Labor and Industrial Relations, Co-Chair
  3. Coral Andrews, Hawaii Health Connector
  4. Sen. Roz Baker, Senate Committee on Consumer Protection
  5. Hazel Beh, Wm S. Richardson School of Law / Health Law Policy Center
  6. Ellen Carson, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
  7. Phyllis Dendle, Kaiser Permanente
  8. Jennifer Diesman, HMSA
  9. Loretta Fuddy, Dept of Health
  10. Guy Fujimura, ILWU
  11. George Greene, Healthcare Association of Hawaii
  12. Gordon Ito, DCCA Insurance Commissioner
  13. John Knorek, Torkildson Katz
  14. Pat McManaman, Dept of Human of Services
  15. Sherry Menor-McNamara, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
  16. Mike O'Malley, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
  17. Ginny Pressler, MD, Hawaii Pacific Health
  18. Jennifer Sabas, Office of US Senator Daniel K. Inouye
  19. Avi Soifer, Wm S. Richardson School of Law
  20. Paul Tom, Prepaid Health Advisory Council
  21. Paula Yoshioka, The Queen’s Health Systems