What They’re Watching: Bob Toyofuku

Bob Toyofuku is one of Hawaii’s most prominent and respected lobbyists. Bob serves as the President of Hawaii Advocates, and has a number of clients in the health care sector.

He joined us in this edition of What They’re Watching to highlight questions surrounding Hawaii’s budget in the 2017 legislature.

“If the ACA gets repealed, depending on how, with no replacement, then the question will the people that now have insurance, will they lose insurance and will they go to Medicaid?  That’s going to increase the cost of Medicaid.  Then, because the Medicaid dollars are split between the federal government and the state, then is that going to increase the state share… and the legislature is going to have to look at how they are going to raise that money to pay for that.”