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Friday, May 16, 2014
Medicaid Expansion to Cost Hawaii $326M
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:38 PM :: 3385 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 :: 2897 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 :: 2904 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 :: 3359 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 :: 1830 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 :: 2874 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 :: 4685 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 :: 2989 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 :: 3138 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 :: 2270 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 :: 2574 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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Saturday, April 26, 2014
'Surveillance System' Looks at Hawaii Residents Sugary Beverage Drinking Pattern
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 2909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 38,978 adults aged 18 years or older from 6 states: Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Contradictory Responses on Hawaii Health Connector Investigation: Pat Saiki Calls on US House to Guide GAO
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 2475 Views :: Health Care

Chairman Saiki sent the letter after State Senator Sam Slom last week received contradictory responses from GAO representatives....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 2758 Views :: Health Care

Last November, this writer filled out an incomplete application for an individual marketplace plan on the Health Connector....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 2764 Views :: Health Care, Republican Party

...Abercrombie spent $74 million of your tax dollars on building a website for his Health Connector....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:35 PM :: 2919 Views :: Health Care

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it will investigate Hawaii Health Connector’s spending of its $204 million federal grant....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 2308 Views :: Health Care

The next hearing will convene on April 30th at 10 a.m., beginning with the testimony of Dr. Fridovich....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 3038 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

586 sign-ups since March 31, 2014 ....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 2433 Views :: Health Care

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

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2750 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

It includes topics such as physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare....

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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Schatz, Baker, Oakland
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 9631 Views :: Health Care
"Teeth are teeth." -- Rep Brian Schatz
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Friday, April 11, 2014
The Charts Obama Doesn't Want You to See
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:09 AM :: 2085 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare in Pictures: 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 5066 Views :: Health Care, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

The two largest correctional facilities, in Honolulu and Waipahu, both hold more seriously mentally ill individuals than are held at Hawaii State Hospital....

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Why Is ObamaCare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?
By John Goodman @ 3:45 PM :: 2455 Views :: Health Care

The biggest risk to reform has always been that the scheme would founder on its complexity....

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
AG: Hawaii Will Continue to Provide COFA Benefits
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 4394 Views :: Health Care

“The State will make sure that COFA residents continue to have uninterrupted access to their health benefits while this lawsuit is pending”

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Honolulu 15th Most Expensive Long Term Care
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 3833 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Providers across the country were surveyed to determine the average costs....

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Monday, April 07, 2014
Maui Doctors Speak up on Obamacare
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 2598 Views :: Health Care

...featured speakers this evening will be George Powell, M.D., Neurologist, Maui Medical Group and Stanley Tillinghast, M.D., Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Wailuku....

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Monday, April 07, 2014
All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
By News Release @ 5:53 AM :: 3077 Views :: Health Care

...Coburn voiced concern—from experience—about the lack of cancer treatment centers covered under Obamacare....

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Sunday, April 06, 2014
Hawaii to be First State to Dump Obamacare Health Exchange?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 6123 Views :: Health Care

The governor plans to push for a waiver....

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Friday, April 04, 2014
‘Diverse’ population cited as factor in Hawaii’s failing health exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:53 AM :: 2213 Views :: Health Care

Matsuda said Hawaii’s diverse population and geography are impacting enrollment due to language barriers and cultural outreach issues....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Hawai’i Health Connector Signs Up Only 7,861 People in 6 Months
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 2711 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Connector's customer support center staff is making more than 1,000 calls per day to reach out to consumers who have started, but have not completed, the enrollment process....

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
US House Examining ObamaCare’s Problem-Filled Hawaii Exchange at Hearing Thursday
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 2396 Views :: Health Care

Top officials from six state health insurance exchanges will testify Thursday, April 3rd in a House Oversight and Government Reform joint subcommittee hearing....

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Hawaii’s troubled health-care exchange draws congressional attention
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:08 PM :: 2505 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii Health Connector sign ups still come in at less than 1 percent of the state’s population....

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Joke's on Us
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:49 AM :: 2316 Views :: Health Care

...Obamacare as the ultimate April Fools’ Day punchline....

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Monday, March 31, 2014
Where You Can Buy Health Insurance After Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:46 AM :: 2150 Views :: Health Care

Today is kinda-sorta the deadline to sign up for Obamacare....

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Slom to GAO: Audit the Hawaii Health Connector
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:22 PM :: 3041 Views :: Health Care

...request for the Government Accountability Office to review the taxpayer dollars used to fund the Hawaii Health Connector....

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Feds: Hawaii Health Connector Clients at 'High Risk' for Identity Theft
By News Release @ 6:57 AM :: 3618 Views :: Health Care

Despite the high risk and Hawaii's inability to open its exchange for two weeks after October 1, 2013, CMS allowed Hawaii's exchange to connect to the data hub....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Hawaii Disconnector? Only 350 Sign Up for Obamacare With One Week to Go
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 3561 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...350 individuals and 17 businesses last week signed up for the Hawaii Health Connector with one week to go....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Study: Over 145,000 'Underinsured' in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3500 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...in households spending a high share of their income on medical care....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Obama Administration: We Never Mean a Word We Say
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:52 AM :: 2269 Views :: Health Care

There was no delay…until there was. The Washington Post reported last night that March 31 is not, in fact, the final word....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Forced to Burn All its Federal Money, Health Connector Puts out RFP
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 2795 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector seeks proposals from qualified bidders to provide professional marketing and communication services.... 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Healthcare Insurers Poised to Gouge Consumers and Providers Alike?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 2291 Views :: Health Care

...consumers could see double-digit price hikes next year in states that fail to draw large numbers of [ACA] enrollees for 2014....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: What Exactly This Hobby Lobby Case Is About
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:54 PM :: 2415 Views :: Health Care

Today at the Supreme Court, some courageous Americans are standing up to Obamacare’s trampling of religious freedom....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Connector Celebrates 4th Anniversary of Health Care Law, Urges Consumers to Apply
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 2553 Views :: Health Care

Hawai‘i Health Connector is urging individuals and families to submit applications for health care coverage in a final push before the March 31 deadline....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Beyond Obamacare: Solving Hawaii's Healthcare Cost Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 3536 Views :: Health Care

Lloyd Lim details the pitfalls of organizing a 'Single Payer' healthcare insurance system in just one state....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
A Timeline of Obamacare Delays in Pictures
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:10 AM :: 2330 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare is now four years old. But unlike most 4-year-olds, it still can’t walk on its own....

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector: Only 23 Employers Applied March 1-15
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2737 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Only 5,394 enrollments in the individual marketplace....

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Hawaii lawmaker calls for federal investigation into Obamacare spending
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:10 PM :: 2474 Views :: Health Care
“The lack of transparency regarding the grant expenditure requirements prompts this request for information and documentation”
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Have You Saved $2,500 Lately?
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:39 AM :: 2140 Views :: Health Care

President Obama recently admitted that Obamacare will cause some Americans to lose their doctors....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Sen Slom asks GAO to Investigate Hawaii Health Connector
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:35 PM :: 2739 Views :: Health Care

To date Hawaii has failed or refused to release information pertaining to the grants citing “”a potential threat”....

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