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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 :: 2265 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 :: 2117 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 :: 1866 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 :: 4818 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 :: 3786 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 :: 3973 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 :: 2633 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 :: 2724 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 :: 2856 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 :: 3578 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 :: 3239 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 :: 3176 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 :: 2415 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 :: 3567 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 :: 3266 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 :: 2057 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 :: 2693 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 :: 3419 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 :: 2874 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 :: 3523 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 :: 3058 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 :: 3520 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 :: 3193 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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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Djou: Give Veterans a Private Healthcare Option
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:53 PM :: 3333 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...I applaud the recent Senate compromise action reached between Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) to allow vets access to private healthcare providers...."

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Full Text: DoE Report Takes Pono Choices ‘Off the Shelf’
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 4697 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

"I see that several of the points that we made in our January 31st McDermott Report are being addressed," said McDermott....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Surprise! The Government Now Can’t Even Guess How Much Obamacare Ultimately Will Cost
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:05 PM :: 2113 Views :: Health Care
Many of the “savings” and “revenue” (read: mandates and tax increases), whether Medicare cuts or employer mandates, have been waived, stalled or simply not implemented, making a defensible revised forecast impossible....
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Friday, June 06, 2014
Waitlisted patients cost Hawaii Hospitals $62.7M
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 3334 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Nearly one in five of Hawaii’s waitlisted patients — that is, those remaining in a hospital after the need for acute care ceases — have an infectious disease....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
VIDEO: Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Obamacare Exchange
By Video @ 1:41 AM :: 3542 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

...Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Obamacare Exchange....

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare: Do you Pay for Other People's Abortions?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 3896 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

...when the Bracy family investigated their options they couldn’t find any plan that didn’t both cover elective abortions and require a surcharge solely for that purpose....

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Representative seeks access to private medical care for vets
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:36 PM :: 2980 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...immediately allow our veterans to use their VA identification card to obtain medical care through the private health care system, with the VA paying the bill...."

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Honolulu Patients 2nd Happiest in USA
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3532 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Vanguard derived its findings by developing special software to scour online reviews on Google+ and Yelp.com websites of 46,300 individual doctors....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Debunking the Biggest Obamacare Myths
By NCPA @ 9:50 PM :: 2202 Views :: Health Care

...6 million people have had their insurance policies canceled, and another 19 million are enrolled in private health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
VA Hospitals: Why Single-Payer Systems Fail
By NCPA @ 11:55 AM :: 2855 Views :: Health Care, Military

The problems emerging from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are deeper than corruption and mismanagement....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Abercrombie Releases CIP for Prisons, Mental Hospital
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 3709 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $46 million for various capital improvement projects....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #2 in Senior Health
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 3109 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...16.0 percent of seniors with a college education are physically inactive compared to 50.2 percent of seniors with less than a high school education....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Yes, Some People Will Have to Pay Back Their Obamacare Subsidies
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:56 PM :: 1741 Views :: Health Care

The Washington Post has inside sources providing all sorts of juicy details on this problem....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
RGA: "ObamaCare is not working for Hawaii"
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 3140 Views :: Health Care

“Bad news is piling up for Governor Abercrombie’s Hawaii Health Connector."

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Feds Surprised Hawaii did not Change Health Exchange
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 2787 Views :: Health Care

The CMS says it will continue to be flexible with states....

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Congressional Delegation Blocks Obamacare Exemption to Avoid “Awkward Political Narrative”
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 5901 Views :: Democratic Party, Health Care, Politicians, Obama

"...we wrote to our congressional delegation and were told, in no uncertain terms, that we would not be able to secure it...."

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Medicaid Expansion to Cost Hawaii $326M
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:38 PM :: 3339 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“As with most new government programs, original estimates are likely not the true full cost.”
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange most costly in nation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:36 PM :: 2859 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, D-Hawaii, noted Hawaii’s enrollment cost is 26 times the national average, 2 1/2 times the cost for the second most expensive state....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Djou: “Obamacare’s punitive costs and punishing demands hurt working people”
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:37 PM :: 2876 Views :: Health Care

"A recent study showed that the cost per enrollee for Obamacare in Hawaii is nearly $24,000."

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare Cost Tops Nation -- $23K Per Enrollee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 3324 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Excluding Hawaii and the District of Columbia, which were outliers, the state Exchange with the highest cost-per-enrollee was Massachusetts, at $5,681. Hawaii’s cost-per-enrollee was 32 times California’s....

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Monday, May 05, 2014
9 Obamacare Predictions That Have Come True
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:59 AM :: 1803 Views :: Health Care

Here are nine of our predictions that have come to pass—and it’s not over yet....

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Friday, May 02, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector Claims 9,785 Enrollees
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 2832 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Hawai‘i Health Connector Hawai‘i concluded its first open enrollment period, which included a grace period that ended on April 30, with 9,785 enrollees....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Feds Release Profile of Hawaii Health Connector Signups
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 4628 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 32,209 more enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP through the end of March 2014, compared to enrollment before the Marketplace opened last October....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii State Health System Performance, 2014
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2952 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The top-performing states—Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Hawaii—lead the nation across most dimensions of care, and have done so over time....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among Top 5 States for Hospital Quality
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 3100 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Queens, Pali Momi, Straub, and Moanalua all scored 'A' ....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The New Narrative on Obamacare: Repeal Is So Last Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:49 AM :: 2238 Views :: Health Care

Do conservatives still want to repeal Obamacare?  It would seem the media don’t want you to think so....

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
COFACAN: Advocates Plan Next Steps to Defend Healthcare Access
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 2548 Views :: Health Care

We continue to advocate for the State of Hawai‘i to remove Basic Health Hawai‘i from Hawai‘i Administrative Rules and repeal Haw. Admin. Rules Chapter 17-1722.3....

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