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Thursday, September 26, 2013
DCCA Report: Obamacare Will Add 50% to Cost of Hawaii Health Insurance by 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 9:31 PM :: 3813 Views :: Health Care

The Oliver Wyman consultants expect individual premiums to average $346 in Hawaii in 2014, up from an average of $231 today....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz: Standing Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 PM :: 2328 Views :: Health Care

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed bill of the provision that would defund Obamacare....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii insurance firms launch campaign to counter misperceptions about Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:10 PM :: 2705 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii’s small business owners with 50 or fewer employees with existing health insurance coverage don’t need to make any changes when the Hawaii Health Connector launches Tuesday....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii GOP Takes on Obamacare: "Make DC Listen"
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 2570 Views :: Health Care

"...stand with patriots like Senator Ted Cruz, who stood today with Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, on the floor of the US Senate for every American who will be affected by ObamaCare...."

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
UH Med School Releases Hawaiian-Pacific Health Study
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 2905 Views :: Health Care
“Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-Being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples.”
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This Fight Is for You
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 2530 Views :: Health Care

The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why....

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sex, drugs and Obamacare: Questions get personal, with no privacy guarantee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:50 PM :: 3348 Views :: Health Care

patients will be asked to disclose more personal information to their doctors — including how often they have sex and how with how many sexual partners....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Obamacare Plans: Four Things the Health Connector Isn’t Telling You
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 4632 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living
  1. Deductibles
  2. Family rates
  3. Smokers' rates
  4. What's not covered
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Hawaii Scores 'C' for Jail Diversion of Mentally Ill
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 5743 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

Fewer than half the U.S. population lives in communities where the most basic methods of diverting people with severe mental illness from the criminal justice system are being used....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
The Obamacare Scams Are Already Starting
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 2314 Views :: Health Care

there are already numerous reports of scam artists posing as Navigators and Assisters to take advantage of people’s confusion about ObamaCare....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Navy Yard Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 5050 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

Approximately half of mass shootings are caused by individuals with untreated severe mental illness....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
NCQA: Kaiser Hawaii Ranks 25th in Nation
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 3343 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...the number one health plan in the state and among the top 25 health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
HI makes progress on ACA, but one lawmaker isn’t celebrating
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:27 PM :: 2625 Views :: Health Care

“As now confirmed by proponents, the ultimate goal is government, single payer health coverage...."

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:04 PM :: 2631 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

This week, yet another district court halted the Obama Administration from forcing its anti-conscience mandate to provide coverage for abortifacients....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
It’s Time to Defund Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 2513 Views :: Health Care

Let’s face it: Obamacare was a mistake. It’s time for Washington to acknowledge the problem and defund Obamacare....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: State-Contracted Telemarketers Now Selling Subsidized HMSA, Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2952 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector Customer Support Center is now open....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 16, 2013
By Congress.org @ 3:27 PM :: 2844 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

Health Care Subsidy

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:23 PM :: 2876 Views :: Health Care, Labor

In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Legislative Briefing: Priorities for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Health
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 2228 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
TIME: 10:30 AM
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Friday, September 13, 2013
A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 2212 Views :: Health Care

Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
AFL-CIO: Obamacare Fundamentally Unfair to Union Workers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 4427 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
HMSA 'Dumping' Thousands of Policies, Blames Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 8177 Views :: Health Care

"The Affordable Care Act...is bringing many changes.... Your plan is among those that won’t meet ACA requirements."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Why This Doctor Fears Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:59 AM :: 2186 Views :: Health Care

Unfortunately, everything Dr. Shepherd loves about his job is now at risk....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Oversight of Home-Community Based Services Working Group to Meet
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 2524 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Monday, September 30, 2013
TIME: 1:30 pm
PLACE: Conference Room 329, State Capitol

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Monday, September 09, 2013
When Obamacare 'Navigators' Ask If You're Qualified, You Should Ask Them About Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 7:40 PM :: 2569 Views :: Health Care

Starting October 1, armies of “Navigators” will begin asking Americans very personal questions....

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Monday, September 09, 2013
10 Ways Obamacare Isn’t Working
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:12 AM :: 2402 Views :: Health Care

...the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies....

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Friday, September 06, 2013
HHSC: We Can Only Guess at the Cost of Procedures
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 3193 Views :: Health Care

...they face both dwindling reimbursements and payments increasingly tied to outcomes....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Planned Parenthood Uses Tax Dollars From Obamacare to Push Sex Ed on Hawaii Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 5598 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The Hawaii Youth Services Network and the University of Hawaii received almost two million dollars from ... Obamacare—to develop, replicate, and implement “comprehensive sex education” in Hawaii schools....
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
IRS Finalizes Penalty for ObamaCare Mandate
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 2299 Views :: Health Care

The regulation from the IRS formally codifies the fine charged to people without insurance....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
State Paying Xerox $54M to Check Obamacare EHR Fraud
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 2744 Views :: Health Care

Providers apply for the incentives using a secure, web-based tool from Xerox to show that they have implemented and used EHRs under federal guidelines....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 2017 Views :: Health Care

In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open....

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Monday, September 02, 2013
FULL TEXT: ILWU Quits AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Union Raids
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 4492 Views :: Health Care, Labor
IRONY: The ILWU is quitting AFL-CIO in part due to the signature achievement of a President whose teenage political lessons were learned from Frank Marshall Davis, formerly a columnist at the ILWU-owned Honolulu Record, which was printed back in the days when the ILWU was "too red" to be in the AFL-CIO....
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Need a Job? State Will Hire You to Sell Obamacare
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 2471 Views :: Health Care

If hired, feel free to send Hawai'i Free Press stories about your adventures as a state-funded insurance salesperson....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Obamacare Quiz for Employers
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 3034 Views :: Economy, Health Care
“Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.”
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Monday, August 26, 2013
Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 2008 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare is devastating policy for America....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
When You Can’t Actually Keep Your Health Care Plan
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:27 PM :: 2670 Views :: Health Care

UPS yesterday announced it is dropping coverage for spouses of employees....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Study: Obesity Soaring in State, but Hawaii Ranks 47th
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 3154 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...adult obesity in Hawaii has increased nearly three times from that it was a little over 20 years ago. In the past year alone, obesity has risen more than seven percent....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Publicly Funded Ads Promote Purchase of HMSA, Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 2510 Views :: Health Care

Open enrollment for Hawai‘i residents is October of this year....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
An Awesome Superhero Video About… Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 2262 Views :: Health Care
Would “an awesome superhero or action-movie style video” change your mind about Obamacare?
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Monday, August 19, 2013
Top 2 Myths About Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:07 PM :: 2013 Views :: Health Care

Congress defunds mandatory spending on appropriations bills every year....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 12658 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation, Staff Illegally Exempted from Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:26 PM :: 2985 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care
“If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
New Poll Shows Support for Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:57 PM :: 2115 Views :: Health Care

57 percent—support defunding this unfair, unaffordable, unworkable law....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Is ObamaCare Paving the Way for a Single-Payer System?
By NCPA @ 1:34 PM :: 1883 Views :: Health Care

ObamaCare's new insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid represent the building blocks....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Defiance
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 2123 Views :: Health Care

...the case for defunding Obamacare....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3410 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

the prevalence of preschool obesity ranged from 9.2% to 17.9%....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Not Just Hawaii: Insurance Companies Reject Obamacare Exchanges--Reid Predicts Single-Payer Coming
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 2968 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Hawaii, the Obamacare Exchanges in other states are not attracting insurance competitors....

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Friday, August 09, 2013
Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Study Published, Site Selection Next
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 4481 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, OHA

...results of a feasibility study on the proposed adolescent residential drug treatment and healing facility are now available online....

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Friday, August 09, 2013
The Next Threat to Your Privacy
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 2247 Views :: Health Care

When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system....

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Thursday, August 08, 2013
What Everybody Ought to Know About Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:00 AM :: 2313 Views :: Health Care

Congress is well on its way to solving its Obamacare problem—for Members of Congress and their staffs, that is....

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