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Friday, May 01, 2015
Survey: Hawaii Ranks #2 in Sleep Deprivation
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 4473 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 :: 3348 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 :: 4125 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 :: 3349 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

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

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Full Text: Unanimous Conference Committee Approves Maui Hospital Partnership Bill
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 6241 Views :: Health Care, Labor

House Appoints Conferees, Conference Committee to meet Tues 5PM....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Powdered Alcohol Prohibition Wins in Hawaii Senate
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:05 PM :: 4199 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

"Whenever there is a new product, whether it be powdered alcohol or e-cigarettes, we want to jump on it, and ban it."

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Monday, April 27, 2015
"Sex Change" Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 4815 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

I lived as a woman for eight years....

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Study: Hawaii Health Connector Loses 63% of 2014 Enrollees--Worst in US
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 4216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Exchanges run by the federal government both retained a higher percentage of 2014 enrollees and enrolled a higher percentage of new enrollees in 2015 than states that run their own exchanges....

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Friday, April 24, 2015
Suffering Loss of Tobacco Tax Revenues, Health Department Applauds Act 19 Restrictions on E-Cigs
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 2724 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

"While tobacco use among Hawaii’s public middle and high school students has declined over the past decade, e-cigarette use has been increasing rapidly."

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ohana Policy Group Pushes Back Against Kindergarten Gay Sex Education
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 4861 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Hawaii's Ohana Policy Group is developing strategies and tactics to combat in-school lifestyle indoctrination....

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Some States Pay Doctors More to Treat Medicaid Patients
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 AM :: 2090 Views :: Health Care

Fifteen states are betting they can convince more doctors to accept the growing number of patients covered by Medicaid with a simple incentive: more money....

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
DoH: Tobacco Use Down 20%, E-Cigs Up
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 2838 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in Hawaii decreased by more than 20% from 2011 to 2013....However, use of e-cigarettes continues to grow at an alarming rate....

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
BoE to Debate Sex Education Policy
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:54 AM :: 4017 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care
April 21, 2015 (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Let Your Voice Be Heard for Maui Hospital!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:29 AM :: 3321 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

HB1075 concerns the creation of a public-private partnership for the Maui Hospital System....

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
HB459: The Science and Politics of Casual Sex
By News Release @ 12:09 PM :: 4706 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium on Thursday, April 16th @ 7 PM....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Study: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 2312 Views :: Health Care

...in Hawaii, the cost to receive long term care services at home with a home health aide has increased over the past five years....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Local 5 Pushing Self-Funded Insurance Scheme
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2734 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"UNITE HERE Local 5 is attending municipal public meetings and speaking directly with elected policymakers."

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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Grassroot: Public-private partnerships for Hawaii Hospitals
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:39 AM :: 2381 Views :: Health Care

...an important step toward solving health cost issues as well as the state's physician shortage....

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Gallup: Honolulu 2nd Healthiest Community in US
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 2547 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

“State of American Well-Being: 2014 Community Well-Being Rankings” examines the comparative well-being of the largest 100 communities in the United States....

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Worst in Nation Hawaii Health Connector Looking for Another $28M
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 2815 Views :: Health Care

...details for the House Finance Committee to work out in a hearing now set for Wednesday April 8 at 2pm in room 308....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
ADHD in Hawaii: 70% on Prescription Drugs, 61% Get 'Behavioral Therapy'
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3443 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Drugs
"The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys."
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
University of Hawaii Recruits 14-Year-Olds for Late-Term Abortion Experiments
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 10887 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education, Life

...to determine how much they bleed during the procedure....

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Best States for Doctors? Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:07 PM :: 3051 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The report uses 12 key metrics – ranging from average annual wages and salary disparities to patient population size and state medical board punitiveness to rank each of the 50 states....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Hawaii Counties' Health Rankings Compared
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 3029 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hawaii Medicare Advantage to Pay $120 Less Per Member Per Month?
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3061 Views :: Health Care

...If recent cuts are finalized, beneficiaries would face cumulative premium increases, benefit reductions of more than $120 per month....

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Monday, March 23, 2015
HGEA Perreira Threatens Sen Roz Baker After Hospital Reform Hearing
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 AM :: 6285 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

"... you may currently enjoy the privilege of occupying a seat, you do not own it - it does not belong to you.  Show some respect to the people who put you there ...."

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hawaii Disability Roll 12.5% Growth in 5 Years
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 3078 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Only eight states saw increases under 15 percent: New York, Virginia, Mississippi, North Dakota, Hawaii, Maine, Connecticut and West Virginia....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Will State Borrow $28M to Fund Insolvent Health Connector?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:57 AM :: 2173 Views :: Health Care

...HHC will not be self-sufficient for at least 8 years ["if ever" adds Senator Slom]....

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Saturday, March 07, 2015
Lose a Body Part? Hawaii Workers Comp Pays More Than Most
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 3272 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...The loss of an arm, for example, is worth up to $48,840 in Alabama, $193,950 in Ohio and $439,858 in Illinois....

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Will Legislators Co-Sign $660M Loan for Evicted Racetrack Owner?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 7163 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...If approved, non-profits directed by Grace, the Paradise Lua porta-potty magnate who beat the rap for the 1999 Aloha Stadium porta-potty fire bombings, would be eligible for millions of dollars to fund proposals such as the "Paradise Ohana Heart and Vascular Center, Inc."....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Hawaii Rejects Sugary Beverage Labeling, Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 3347 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the proposed laws could actually increase obesity by increasing poverty....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Rep. McDermott sues UH Over 'Pono Choices' Secrecy
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 4844 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The real question: what is the University of Hawaii afraid of?
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Surprise: Poorest Obamacare Enrollees Face $530 IRS Tax Bill
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:27 PM :: 3547 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

Also in the H&R Block report is the news that the individual mandate penalty is averaging $172. This is likely to rise in future years....

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Monday, February 23, 2015
HB459 Amended: Parent's consent still needed for sex ed
By Video @ 7:50 PM :: 3681 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

"We want to encourage parents to always be the ones that are responsible for what their kids are learning in the public school system," Hawaii Family Forum's Eva Andrade said....

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Hirono: ObamaCare Needs MORE Snow Days
By Selected News Articles @ 8:31 PM :: 2791 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...Healthcare.gov failed customers on the last hours of open enrollment this past weekend and now anyone who had problems signing up is getting an extension....

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
House Violates Public Notice Rules for Transsexual Birth Certificate Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 3190 Views :: Family, Health Care

...HB631 will be granted a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18th....

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Right to Try Bills would Protect Terminally-Ill Patients from FDA Restrictions
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 AM :: 2823 Views :: Health Care, Life

...to make experimental drugs available to terminally ill patients who meet certain qualifications....

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Thursday, February 05, 2015
Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Certificate-of-Need Laws--Which Mean Fewer Services for Patients
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 3599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has 49 different CON laws, 3rd highest in USA....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
NY Attorney General: 79% of ‘Natural Supplements’ Totally Fake
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 3764 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, GMOs

Yet another black eye for the industry which funds anti-GMO activism....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Wes Lo's Smoking Gun: Improvement of Medical Services on Maui Started With Fight for Second Hospital
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 4893 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

If the Legislature fails to grant MMMC permission to negotiate a partnership agreement with HPH and MMMC goes bankrupt, this interview will be the smoking gun....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
'Right to Try' Legislation Can Save Lives
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:32 PM :: 2989 Views :: Health Care, Life

“The bottom line of this bill is to start saving lives."

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Friday, January 30, 2015
Former charity director indicted for theft
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 3404 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

The defendant is the former executive director of the Hawaii Centers for Independent Living....

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Friday, January 30, 2015
Slom to Feds: Investigate Criminal Hawaii Health Connector
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 8:57 PM :: 3367 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...dishonesty and financial carelessness by the managers of the Hawaii Health Connector have been so rampant as to be criminal in nature....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Procurement Violations: Feds May Demand Hawaii Health Connector Repay Grant
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:47 PM :: 2555 Views :: Health Care

...We noted numerous questionable travel and entertainment costs as well as unsupported severance pay. These questionable costs may be disallowed by the funding agency....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Thanks to Obamacare, ILWU Contract Maybe Short-Lived
By Selected News Articles @ 10:16 PM :: 3436 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...if the new contract extends longer than three years, that will be a surprise to many....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
HB92: Terminal Patients 'Right to Try' Legislation Introduced in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 PM :: 2964 Views :: Health Care, Life

...more than 20 states have introduced so-called "Right to Try" bills in the hopes of allowing terminally ill patients to access experimental—and potentially life-saving—treatments more easily....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Improve Health Care Competition by Repealing State Laws
By NCPA @ 9:52 AM :: 2206 Views :: Health Care

...Repeal certificate of need (CON) laws....

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
AARP Hawaii Supports Caregiver Bill
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 3877 Views :: Family, Health Care

The CARE Act will help families by involving family caregivers more intentionally in the hospital discharge process....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Vaccination Refusal: Study Documents Rise of Ignorance in 'Progressive' Communities
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 PM :: 2787 Views :: Health Care

...the proportion of children who’d missed one or more shots increased from an average of 8 percent at the beginning of the study period to 12.4 percent at the end....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Smoking is a Million Dollar Habit--and Hawaii is More Expensive than Most
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 3515 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

The cost of tobacco for every smoker is $1,029,646 over a lifetime....

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