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Friday, February 12, 2010
Malulani Hospital offers Maui an alternative to MMMC’s “downward trajectory”
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 10391 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

Malulani Foundation offers solutions to the very serious problems faced by HHSC and MMMC. Our community can start fresh, with a new hospital and a new vision for healthcare on Maui.

Dr. Ron Kwon started the process for the original Malulani Group to bring a new hospital to Maui and was not successful. Dr. Kwon was very disappointed, left the island and is now affiliated with a major hospital in Boston.

The goal of Malulani Foundation is to bring a private, full service, state of art, 450 bed teaching hospital to Maui which will provide further needed diversity for economy to Maui and a source of jobs for our Maui people.

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Legislative Report: Convert HHSC to non-profit, dump civil service (full text)
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 AM :: 22973 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

Stroudwater didn't pull punches:  "HHSC is in a financially perilous condition. It received a 'Going Concern' finding as part of its 2008 independent audit report, calling the future financial viability of the organization into question. Its liquidity is at dangerously low levels with barely enough current assets to meet current liabilities. It is far behind in its payments to vendors (80+ days). The age of its facilities and other physical assets are well above national averages. Its future viability is at risk, particularly if the State is unable to provide increasing levels of operating subsidies for HHSC going forward."

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Monday, September 14, 2009
PHOTOS: Hundreds in Hawaii protest Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 2:37 PM :: 13678 Views :: Health Care, TEA Party

Photos from rallies in Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Lahaina, Kahului, Lihue . . . . 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Obamacare debate rages in Hawaii -- but no townhalls scheduled here
By Selected News Articles @ 11:57 AM :: 5258 Views :: Health Care

A Web search shows Hawai'i is the only state that hasn't had the public town hall forums this month.... there have been none of the outbursts because there have been no town hall meetings in recent weeks as the health reform issue heated up.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009
NRO: President Obama, Hawaii, and Dodgy Certificates (of Need)
By Selected News Articles @ 8:07 PM :: 10203 Views :: Health Care

... if you want to know how state enterprises really feel about competition, take a look at Obama’s home state of Hawaii ....

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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Hawaii Hospitals: Not Quite Catching Up To Africa
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 22125 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Health Care

Originally published July, 2007, this article outlines the effect of government-controlled health care on Hawaii.  Since Hawaii's system has been pointed to as a model for socialized health care, other Americans may be interested to learn the fate which awaits them.

In the wake of a heated fight over construction of a privately funded hospital on Maui, the Hawaii Health Services Corporation (HHSC) is moving to improve its facilities by agreeing to provide Hawaii patients with equipment available in some African hospitals....

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Saturday, September 15, 2007
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Blocks Kauai Drug Treatment Facility
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 AM :: 13363 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, OHA

Kauai residents, including minors, have been required to leave the island for inpatient drug rehabilitation services ever since Serenity House was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992. After 14 years of waiting, Kauai Mayor Brian Baptiste broke ground on a new inpatient treatment facility at Hanapepe near the Salt Ponds in August 2006.

But now, thanks to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), construction has been halted and the location may be abandoned.

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