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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Hawaii Facilities
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 939 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Drugs

... Clinicians schedule statewide strike starting May 18 to force changes at HMO that serves 260,000 Hawaii residents ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Patient Safety--How Does Your Hospital Rank?
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 506 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... New Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group Highlight Pandemic-Era Declines in Patient Experience ....

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Friday, May 6, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Drug Abuse in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 491 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Drug Use by State: 2022’s Problem Areas ....

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Monday, April 11, 2022
HB1823: Legislators Sneak Same Day Assisted Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:40 PM :: 833 Views :: Health Care, Life

... To eliminate waiting period physicians need only to "believe" the time period is too long ....

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Monday, March 21, 2022
Hawaii Among Worst States for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 PM :: 909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2022’s Best & Worst States for Doctors ....

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Thursday, March 17, 2022
Fat City Survey: Honolulu Ranks 95th in Obesity
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 729 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... slim pickings ....

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Sunday, February 20, 2022
We Have a Health Care Crisis – And Our Taxes Aren’t Helping
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 844 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... Medicare will only reimburse medical work at “reasonable charges” and will not reimburse the doctors for the GET they have to pay ....

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Thursday, February 17, 2022
SB2282: Allow Nurses to Abort Babies Up to Viability
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 730 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Barely a year after Hawaii began allowing nurses to abort first-trimester unborn babies, state lawmakers already are moving forward with legislation to allow nurses to do even more dangerous second-trimester abortions ....

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Change in Long-Term Care Costs in Hawaii Mixed
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 985 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... in Hawaii the increase in the cost for assisted living facility care surpassed the national trend while the increase in costs for home care services was less than what was seen nationally ....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
HB1919: No GE Tax on Food, Medical Care and Feminine Hygiene Products
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:07 AM :: 1068 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

... the regressive general excise tax is one of the reasons for Hawaii’s high cost of living ....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
HB2026: Ease Interstate EMT hiring
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:59 AM :: 1080 Views :: Health Care, Military

... SB2026 would enter Hawaii into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
HB2028 Would Legalize Limited Raw Milk Sales
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 1361 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Small Business

... Sales would be limited to farms or facilities with no more than 2 milk-bearing cows ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Hawaii: State of Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 843 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

... The 20th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Free Needles for Addicts: Hawaii Grade B for Hepatitis Elimination
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 949 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Free needles.  Lots of free needles ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Hawaii: Cost Per Tobacco Smoker $2.8M
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 899 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...  In Hawaii, smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet .... 

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:38 PM :: 1376 Views :: Health Care, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Here’s How Life Expectancy in Hawaii Compares to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 1248 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life

... life expectancy at birth in Hawaii is 82.3 years, the highest among states and well above the comparable national average of 79.2 years ....

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Monday, December 27, 2021
March of Dimes: Hawaii Grade 'C' for Premature Births
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 892 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... score improves from D+ ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Hawaii Ranks #4 for Dental Health
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 824 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Connecticut has the best dental health, followed by the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Jersey ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
NextHealth Fined $58K for Conducting COVID Testing
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 946 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"... NextHealth was operating without a CLIA Certificate of Waiver and a State of Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Class I Permit ...."

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Hawaii’s Healthcare Shortage: Hawaii Island Residents Concerned
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:41 AM :: 1188 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

... Residents on Hawaii island are voicing their concerns about the shortage of healthcare, according to Lisa Rantz, executive director of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Rankings Mixed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2021’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Hawaii Top Ten Hospitals Ranked for Outcomes, Efficiency
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 2034 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... NOTE: Hospitals ranking best for outcomes and efficiency rank lowest for equity ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
'Certificate of Need' stands in way of improving healthcare in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:45 PM :: 982 Views :: Health Care

...  Since 2006, state officials have rejected over $200 million worth of certificate-of-need requests, which would have added more than 200 hospital beds to meet Hawaii’s medical needs ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2021’s Most Obese States--Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 1160 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese ....

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Saturday, November 13, 2021
Strike Halted, Tentative Agreement Reached Between Alliance Unions and Kaiser Permanente
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1163 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions reached tentative agreement on a four-year contract ....

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 932 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....

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Monday, November 8, 2021
State Launches ABLE Savings Program for Disabled
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 1163 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

... In 2019, Gov. Ige signed Kal’s Law, which allowed individuals with a qualifying disability to work full-time at minimum wage without losing state or federal benefits. This year, Gov. Ige signed a bill that became Act 55 — which removes the practice of paying individuals a sub-minimum wage based solely on the fact the individual has a disability ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians authorize strike in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 1379 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Clinicians are also seeking a state investigation into Kaiser’s violation of laws ensuring parity for mental health care ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Has Hawaii forgotten that it legalized assisted suicide?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 1507 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Since legalization, a total of 59 people have died after taking advantage of the Our Care Our Choice Act ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 1551 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 1488 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 AM :: 5618 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 2629 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care, COVID-19

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaint Against Pang After Legislators Demand Firing
By News Release @ 6:34 AM :: 2201 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii feed stores seeing spike in Ivermectin sales--One Person Poisoned ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DoH to Receive 500 Healthcare Surge Staff
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 1302 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... They are expected to work in Hawai‘i for eight weeks each ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
UH Med School to Transfer 100 Employees to Queen's Hospital
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1555 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... A key component of this affiliation agreement is the creation of a combined physician group to be named The Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG). ...

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Ethics: COVID Profiteering by DoH Employee
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1810 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... used his state computer and state email account to send an email to the Chief Executive Officer of a private health care facility in which he solicited the CEO to purchase personal protective equipment from a private company, M&W Suppliers ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
Hawaii Sister Islands Among 15 US Counties with biggest primary health care worker shortages
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 1803 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii County 3rd worst, Maui 5th, Kauai 13th ....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Hawaii ranks 2nd healthiest state in US
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 2020 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... best and worst ranked states closely correlate with 2020 presidential election results ....

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Best States for Nurses--Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 1578 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks 48th for nursing salary when cost of living is factored in ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
HB891: Proposed Taser Law Would Outlaw Common Medical Devices
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1974 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

"...any portable device that is designed to discharge electric energy, charge, voltage, or current into the body...."

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Hawaii 2nd Best State for Children’s Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 AM :: 1905 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2021’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
DCCA: Obamacare Enrollment Extended Again
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 2503 Views :: Health Care

... extension of a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Marketplace coverage until August 15 ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Hawaii Nurses Pay #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 2169 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

... the 11,260 Hawaii RNs annual mean salary is $104,830 ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Stimulus Bill Expands Access to Free or Low-Cost Healthcare Coverage for Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 1632 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... One provision provides a 100 percent COBRA subsidy for up to six months. Another provision increases the Premium Tax Credit, which will extend Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies to higher-income individuals ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
SB56 tax scare could have long-lasting effect
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:02 PM :: 1751 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... it is doubtful any of Hawaii’s proposed tax increases this year will, if enacted, achieve the goal of increasing state revenues. More likely, they will further damage the economy and prompt even more of our family, friends and neighbors to move away ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
Doctors' Pay? Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 2124 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the 5th lowest Avg. Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
​Doctors Tell State of Hawaii: ‘I’m leaving’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 AM :: 7934 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

... There are few things more nonsensical than encouraging doctors to leave a state during a pandemic, but that is exactly what the Hawaii State Legislature is doing .... 

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
Former Hawaii doctor tells why he moved to the mainland
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:39 PM :: 5045 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... I have a 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom house on half an acre with a view that stretches to a river, and that house costs me $539,000 ....

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