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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Obamacare Waiver: Ige Plans Statewide Hearings
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 2431 Views :: Health Care

...statewide public briefings on three health care initiatives meant to improve insurance coverage, health care access, and coordination of care....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Report: Meth use among older Hawaii adults nearly doubles
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 3401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

For adults 18 to 49 years, methamphetamine was the most frequently reported primary substance at the time of admission (42% - 50%)....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
'Smart911' Gives Your Profile to Emergency Responders
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 2856 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Create a Safety Profile with New Service....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Hawaii 4th Best State to Have a Baby
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 AM :: 2631 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Our data set includes such metrics as delivery costs, average annual infant-care costs, the per-capita number of midwives and OB-GYNs, and the per-capita number of child care centers....

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Monday, September 07, 2015
Autism: Federal Judge Orders DoE to Pay for Special Education in Private Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 3610 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

It should thwart DOE attempts to yank students out of private placements while hearings are in progress....

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Saturday, September 05, 2015
Statewide immunization rates for HPV lagging
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 2547 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Only 34% of females and 15% of males in Hawai'i have been fully immunized....

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Auditor: Hawaii Health Connector Sent $21.6M to a House in Virginia
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:23 PM :: 3319 Views :: Health Care

Mansha Consulting LLC was established in 2011 and operated out of a single-family home in Virginia....

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Feds Secretly Threaten to Revoke UH Manoa Biolab Permits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 3192 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...“widespread regulatory non-compliance” and "a serious disregard" for regulations for security, biosafety, incident response and training....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Failed Obamacare State Exchange May Cost Taxpayers Millions More
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:35 PM :: 2717 Views :: Health Care

Reports on the cost vary, with estimates as low as $2 million and as high as $20 million....

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Maui's New Public-Private Partnerships--Panel Discussion on Possibilities and Challenges Ahead
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:02 PM :: 3536 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor
Mayor Alan Arakawa
Dr. David Ulin of Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Nicole Apoliona of the Kula Hospital, Maui
Dr. Gerard Livaudais, of Hawaii Pacific Health
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Monday, August 10, 2015
Healthy, Affordable Retirement? Honolulu Ranks Near the Bottom
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 3510 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

Seattle is the best city in the United States for healthy retirement living, with Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Portland (Oregon) and Hartford rounding out the top five....

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Sunday, August 09, 2015
Hawaii Praised for Cancer-Fighting Public Policies
By News Release @ 12:54 AM :: 2529 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality....

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Sunday, August 09, 2015
Ige to hear Testimony on Maui Memorial Partnership Plan Tuesday
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 AM :: 3812 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor
Maui Waena Intermediate School – Kahului
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Friday, August 07, 2015
CDC Report Claims Hawaii Schools' Early Starting Time Makes Kids Fat Drunks
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 2977 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The percentage of schools with 8:30 a.m. or later start times varied greatly by state, ranging from 0% in Hawaii....

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Thursday, August 06, 2015
UPW Sues to Block HHSC Hospital Privatization
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 4579 Views :: Health Care, Labor

The UPW complaint alleges that the legislation violates the contract clause of the United States Constitution by impairing the contract between UPW and the State....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Auditor: Lack of Procurement Controls Exposes Health Department to Waste and Abuse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:21 PM :: 3077 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

Department provides little support for and minimal oversight of staff involved in procurements....

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Lawsuit: Kaiser Barely Pays for Medevac
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 3184 Views :: Health Care

...Kaiser policy said it would cover 80 percent of the cost of medically necessary emergency transportation services, Kaiser denied most of it, leaving him with a $36,000 balance due....

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Report: 154,000 Senior Caregivers in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 2910 Views :: Family, Health Care

Family caregivers in Hawaii provided 144 million hours of care – worth an estimated $2.1 billion....

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Health Dep't Taking Action to Reduce New HIV Cases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 4018 Views :: Family, Health Care, Drugs

Approximately 85 percent of HIV cases in Hawaii occur in men....

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
NYT: Obamacare Ruling May Have Just Killed State-Based Exchanges
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 PM :: 2456 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii exchange is collapsing....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Kaiser: King v. Burwell will not Affect Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 2750 Views :: Health Care

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling by the end of June in King v. Burwell....

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Monday, June 22, 2015
Ouch! Mounting Medicare Cuts Hurt Hawaii Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 2570 Views :: Health Care

HHIC Insights Medicare report illustrates the impact of the numerous Medicare payment cuts to Hawaii’s hospitals and how it would be potentially exacerbated by additional cuts proposed by Congress....

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Is "Safe-Sex" Education the Reason Behind the Drop in Abortion in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 AM :: 3971 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Laurie Temple Field, a former associate of the ACLU and now a representative for Hawaii Planned Parenthood, lost no time....

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Why Johns Hopkins Quit Providing Trans-Gender Surgery
By Selected News Articles @ 12:17 AM :: 4178 Views :: Family, Health Care

The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake....

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Where’s the Tax Stamp on that Eggplant?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3750 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Taxes

...many common vegetables contain nicotine....

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Saturday, June 06, 2015
Not Really Closing: Another $70M to be Wasted on New Hawaii Health Exchange Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 2793 Views :: Health Care

The federal government has been withholding about $70 million in grant money, but that will likely be released thanks to the board's vote, which will enable the exchange to continue doing outreach....

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Saturday, June 06, 2015
Almost 80% of Hawaii Obamacare Enrollees Have Failed to Pay Premiums in 2015
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:43 PM :: 2833 Views :: Health Care
Kissell admitted that “A lot of them haven't even been billed.”
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Thursday, June 04, 2015
Adulthood - Interrupted: Hawaii Leads the Way
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 3800 Views :: Health Care, Office of Elections, Drugs

In Progressive World, there are at least four stages of legally becoming an adult....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
HMSA blames Micronesians for 50% Rate Hike
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 4975 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

Insurer finds scapegoat--will you be fooled?

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Feds: Only 8,200 Hawaii Obamacare Enrollees Pay First Premium
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 2840 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...there are around 38,000 who have enrolled in coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, but have yet to pay their bills....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
USA Today: Inside Univ of Hawaii's secretive biolab
By Selected News Articles @ 6:39 PM :: 3208 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

The university inadvertently confirmed that its Honolulu labs had been put in the performance improvement program in records it filed in January with Hawaii's Office of Information Practices, which is deciding USA TODAY's public records appeal....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Senior Health Report: Hawaii Ranks 4th
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 2669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities....

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Facing Reality: Hawaii's State Hospitals
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:56 PM :: 2660 Views :: Health Care

...government has the ability to ignore market realities until systems ultimately collapse....

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hawaii State Capitol: MD on Errors in ‘Politically Correct’ Sex Ed
By Video @ 3:35 PM :: 3973 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

The complete video from the presentation at the State Capitol Auditorium....

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hawaii Obamacare Enrolls ZERO People During Special Enrollment Period
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:18 AM :: 4095 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Obama administration had implemented the special enrollment period from March 15 - April 30 to assist individuals who were unaware they would face a tax penalty for not having “qualifying” health insurance....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Senior Health
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 3277 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii ranked fourth for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report....

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hawaii’s health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 2516 Views :: Health Care

The collapse of Hawaii’s state-run health exchange has observers wondering which of the other beleaguered exchanges could be next to fail....

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
CON: Hawaii Ranks #3 in 'Certificate of Need' Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 3513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

In 1987, the federal government repealed the CON mandate, and throughout the 1980s, states began retiring their CON programs--but not Hawaii....

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Friday, May 15, 2015
There’s ‘No Sugarcoating’ Health Insurance Exchange Failures
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:30 PM :: 2495 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii state legislators have refused to pour millions of dollars into Hawaii’s exchange, which means it could close by Sept. 30....

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Friday, May 15, 2015
Ige: Feds Secretly Declared Hawaii Health Connector 'Non-Compliant' in February
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 2502 Views :: Health Care

If Hawaii’s plan is not acceptable to CMS, Hawai’i risks losing $1 billion in matching federal Medicaid funds....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:26 AM :: 3631 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii now joins Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, and Nevada as cautionary tales in government central planning....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hawaii Bans Smoking For Young Adults, Lets Kids Continue to Have Sex
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:19 AM :: 3701 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Regarding E-Cigs, Hawaii should defer to the FDA for guidance on this regulatory framework....

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Saturday, May 09, 2015
Could Private Exchanges Save Health Care?
By NCPA @ 6:10 PM :: 2442 Views :: Health Care

Real choice and genuine market competition could spark the real health care change America has been waiting for....

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Friday, May 08, 2015
Kaiser to Bid for Maui Hospital Partnership
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 3458 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Due to the passage of recent legislation, Kaiser Permanente is preparing to submit a letter of interest to participate in the process for the selection of a partner for Maui Memorial Medical Center....

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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Kilauea Largest Source of SO2 Pollution in USA
By UHERO @ 2:19 AM :: 4469 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Using Vog from Kilauea to Estimate the Health Consequences of Particulate and SO2 Pollution....

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Thanks to HGEA, Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 3637 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii ranks 50th – Monthly Median Starting Salary for Nurses, Adjusted for Cost of Living....

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Friday, May 01, 2015
Survey: Hawaii Ranks #2 in Sleep Deprivation
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 4458 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii averages 6.28 hours of sleep ....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Safety? How Did Your Hospital Do?
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 3339 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Read detailed Hospital Safety Scores for nine Hawaii Hospitals ...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
“The Indoctrination of our children” with Dr. Joe McIlhaney
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:01 PM :: 4109 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Joe McIlhaney, MD is the Founder and Chairman of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Souki: HB1075 'Will open the doors for a vital public-private partnership'
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 3337 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... But the Maui News isn't so sure it still won't be sabotaged....

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