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Enrolling more people her could cut individual rates in Hawaii by $12. (AP photo/Ronen Zilberman)

Letting sick residents of Hawaii buy individual health coverage for the same price as healthy people might help them but would add about 50 percent to the average cost of coverage.

Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at abell@alm.com or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.

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