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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Ige Co-Sponsored Hawaii Health Exchange Failure
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 2124 Views :: Health Care

Senator Ige Co-Sponsored And Supported The Hawaii Health Connector Bill That Governor Abercrombie Signed Into Law....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
UH Bribes 'Pono Choices' Students With $52,200.00 in gift cards
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:39 PM :: 4211 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Students, the teachers, and community liaisons were given over $52,000.00 in gift cards in violation of Hawaii State law....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
VIDEO: New Ad Hammers Ige's Health Exchange Debacle
By Video @ 4:09 AM :: 3071 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

Ige co-sponsored the bill creating the failed Hawaii Health Exchange....

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Sunday, October 05, 2014
Ebola: Where are the Anti-GMO Protesters Now?
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:25 PM :: 4340 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

According to the CDC website, genetic testing is used to diagnose this deadly disease....

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Saturday, October 04, 2014
Health Connector Names New CEO
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 2583 Views :: Health Care

Most recently, Kissel was president and CEO of Hawai‘i GAS....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Hawaii officials on alert after Ebola scare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:23 PM :: 2663 Views :: Health Care

Medical officials responded to an Ebola scare by placing a patient in isolation....

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Thursday, October 02, 2014
With Billions of Tourist Dollars at Stake, DoH Quickly Slaps Down Talk of Ebola
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 2549 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has determined that the individual in isolation at a Honolulu hospital who was reported to the department as a possible Ebola case yesterday does not meet the criteria for testing....

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Disabled? Honolulu Ranks 107th in Quality of Life
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 2974 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Honolulu ranks 107th overall, 124th for "Health Care Accessibility & Quality"....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
For Second Day In A Row, Ige Under Fire For State Hospital Mismanagement
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 3754 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

"Shamefully, legislators have known about this impending implosion for years, at least since late 2009...."

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Star Advertiser Editorial Slams Ige And Colleagues For State Hospital Woes
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 2301 Views :: Health Care

Senator Ige Ignored Warning Signs, Voted To Underfund Hospitals Now Cutting Services On Oahu, Maui And Kauai....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3308 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Ige Purposefully Underfunded State Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 2909 Views :: Health Care

As Chairman Of Ways And Means, Ige Purposefully Underfunded State Hospitals, Directly Resulting In This Fiscal Crisis....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Class Action Suit Seeks Treatment for Autistic Children in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3421 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...accusing the State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services of denying critically needed treatment for autistic children....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Auditor: Hawaii Health Insurers Should be Required to Cover Cleft Palate Surgery
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 2271 Views :: Health Care

...reports from California and Massachusetts indicating that mandated insurance coverage for orofacial anomalies increased premiums by two cents to four cents per member, per month....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Starts in Two Months — and It Is Going to be Awful
By NCPA @ 5:23 PM :: 2419 Views :: Health Care

...election day is November 4, and Obamacare’s second open enrollment begins on November 15....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Obama Admin: ACA Bans Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 PM :: 2849 Views :: Health Care, Life

No federal funds are permitted to cover abortions or administer plans that cover abortion....

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No Option: All Hawaii Obamacare Plans Cover Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 2897 Views :: Health Care, Life

...a potential violation of the law that says at least two plans must be available to consumers who don't want any association with the controversial procedure....

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Autism Scholarship Program Provides Tailored Education
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 2360 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Students can begin receiving an Autism Scholarship as early as age 3....

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Djou: Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare, Jones Act
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:41 PM :: 3898 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, Politicians

"Hawaii has America's highest cost of living and I am committed to reducing this burden...."

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Monday, September 08, 2014
The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: High Cost Of Living Leads To Doctor Shortage, Wait Times
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 2888 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...A new report over the weekend on the growing doctor shortage is just the latest sign that the Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda is not working....

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Marijuana Task Force Releases Report Aimed at 2015 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 3621 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...The Dispensary System Task Force will submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation to the 2015 Legislature....

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Friday, September 05, 2014
Analyst Estimates Obamacare Will Increase Number of Uninsured
By NCPA @ 2:16 PM :: 1869 Views :: Health Care

...in 2017, two significant ACA provisions -- which keep insurance costs down by giving taxpayer dollars to insurance companies -- expire....

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
State Releases Premium Comparison for ACA Small Group Plans
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 2248 Views :: Health Care

...creates openness and rate transparency, and promotes increased competition by requiring Hawaii’s health insurers to allow its small group ACA rates to be published....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
$48M Shortfall: HHSC Layoffs Begin September 2
By Andrew Walden @ 11:38 PM :: 3409 Views :: Health Care

The following letter has been sent out to all HHSC employees....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hawaii Gets Mixed Reviews on Policies to Prevent and Fight Cancer
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 3133 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Hawaii is making progress when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hawaii’s largest insurance provider pulls small business plans from health exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:19 AM :: 2418 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii’s health-care exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, has taken another blow....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Medicaid Waiver Approval Can Take Four Years
By NCPA @ 12:12 PM :: 1775 Views :: Health Care

...On average, it takes CMS 190 days to approve a waiver, though it can take up to 1,637 days (more than four years!) to receive approval....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Cavasso: Hawaii Does Not Have Unlimited Funds to Prop Up Health Connector
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 2156 Views :: Health Care

“Bravo!…to HSMA for taking the lead in pulling out of the Health Connector...."

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ward Proposes Terminally Ill ‘Right to Try’ Investigational Drugs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:32 PM :: 1990 Views :: Health Care

...legislation that will make it legal for a terminally ill patient to access investigational drugs....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Obamacare Still Struggling A Year Later
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 1762 Views :: Health Care

...ACA enrollees may also be sicker....

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 4444 Views :: World News, Health Care, GMOs
...Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce an experimental Ebola serum....
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Q&A: Ten Things You Need to Know About Boehner Suing Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:52 PM :: 3523 Views :: National News, Health Care, Judiciary

...Last week, the House of Representatives voted to authorize Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s failure to fully implement Obamacare....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Roofers: Obamacare Threatens Union Health Plan
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 3790 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"The ACA is threatening to dismantle multi-employer health and welfare funds that provide affordable, high-quality health care...."

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Medicaid Should Be Included in Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Proposal
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 2511 Views :: Health Care

Ryan is looking back to the success of the 1996 welfare reform....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hawaii Health ROI 4th in USA
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 2543 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub used data from 47 states to construct a health-related return on investment metric....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In Spite of Medicaid Expansion, Hawaii Hospital Performance up 10.7%
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 2685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Overall non-Medicaid expansion states improved their median INDEX score by 0.6% while Medicaid expansion states median INDEX scores declined by (0.80%)....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
US Territories Suddenly Exempted from Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 AM :: 3337 Views :: National News, Health Care

The decision covers residents in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands...the law was "undermining the stability" of the territories' insurance markets....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:12 AM :: 3068 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

State figures show net enrollment increased 12 percent between Oct. 1 and June 30....

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Study: Hawaii’s Patient Waitlist Trend Increased
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 2985 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...lack of community-based resources to support patients with underlying mentally illness in managing their other medical conditions....

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii Obamacare signups
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:27 PM :: 2287 Views :: Health Care

A $100 million web portal operated by the state Department of Human Services and designed by KPMG to connect Hawaii residents with Medicaid services has also been problematic, House lawmakers said Tuesday....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Disgusting Hepatitis Infected Organic Food Leads to Lawsuit
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 3390 Views :: Environment, Health Care

Hepatitis A, which causes severe gastrointestinal illness and, in severe cases, liver failure and death, incubates in the human body for between 15 and 50 days....

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Friday, July 18, 2014
Bipartisan Action to Get Hawaii Veterans Immediate Access to Care
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 3101 Views :: Health Care, Military

...the ACT Now for Veterans bill (H.R. 5131) to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse non-VA medical providers who provide care to eligible veterans....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Five Factors from the New CBO Report on Veterans’ Healthcare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 1944 Views :: Health Care

The VA healthcare system is the sole source of coverage for only about one-fifth of enrolled veterans....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
$204 million Obamacare grant reduces Hawaii’s uninsured population just 2.75 percent
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:30 AM :: 2521 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Many people in Hawaii already had health insurance because of a 1976 Hawaii Prepaid Healthcare law....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Rate for Mentally Ill Persons
By News Release @ 5:28 AM :: 3202 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Approximately 60 percent of the 7.1 million people receiving public mental health services nationwide want to work....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Report: After Obamacare, 28% of Hawaii is on Medicaid
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 2718 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

26,010 individuals enrolled in Medicaid between Summer 2013 and April 2014....

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Hawaii Opioid Pain Pill Prescriptions 'only' 52 per 100 people--Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...For all OPR combined, the prescribing rate in Alabama was 2.7 times the rate in Hawaii....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Djou: New VA Secretary Needs to Embrace Reform
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:36 AM :: 2885 Views :: Health Care, Military

The new VA Secretary needs to quickly understand the serious depth of the problems facing the VA in Hawaii....

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sutton: Disconnect the Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 3306 Views :: Health Care, Politicians, Republican Party

“Six more members of board of directors for the Hawaii Health Connector will vacate June 30 leaving the board without a quorum.  It is a perfect time to replace it with a solution that is more appropriate for the state of Hawai’i."

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuriating’ wait list
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:20 AM :: 3009 Views :: Health Care, Military

...some 64,000 veterans enrolled in the system for at least 10 years have yet to see a doctor....

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