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Monday, June 10, 2013
Feds Approve Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 2306 Views :: Health Care

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing a state-of-the-art eligibility system, integrated with The Connector....

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Saturday, June 08, 2013
Electronic Health Records: Monopoly 'Scare tactics' Driving Hawaii Doctors into Retirement
By Jose Reque Martinez @ 7:05 PM :: 6299 Views :: Health Care, Small Business
...doctors who haven't converted to electronic medical and prescription records will face penalties....
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Friday, June 07, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare: As Doctors Quit, Telemarketers paid $480K each
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3134 Views :: Health Care

In addition to telephone assistance, the contact center staff will be available by email, postal mail, web chat and fax....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 3938 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

...out of $668.1 million in tax credits claimed in tax year 2011, the Service disallowed only $11 million, and failed to find a single case of fraud....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Obamacare Puts IRS on Steroids
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 2981 Views :: Health Care, Taxes
IRS on Steroids.
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Monday, June 03, 2013
Coming Next: Medicare's $35T Bankruptcy
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 2072 Views :: Health Care

The Medicare program that provides health insurance to seniors faces a dire financial future.  And Obamacare is making it worse....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 6th for Senior Health
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 3475 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report finds that Hawaii has its share of strengths and challenges for senior health....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ObamaCare Discriminates against People without Bank Accounts
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 2197 Views :: Health Care

There is no federal law that requires health insurers to accept all forms of payment, including credit cards or the cash-loaded, pre-paid debit cards that people without bank accounts often rely on....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Obamacare Premiums to Rise 300%
By NCPA @ 2:21 PM :: 2640 Views :: Health Care
ACA Premium Rate Impact.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
A New Moral Treatment: Humane institutionalization can help the mentally ill and protect society
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 5228 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...over 90 percent of patients who would have been committed before deinstitutionalization are now out in the world....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
UHERO: Does Abortion Pill Reduce Surgical Abortion?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 4289 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Coming Soon: Two Tier Health Care System
By John Goodman @ 2:29 PM :: 2645 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Canada or Britain, we are going to experience rationing by waiting...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hawaii Lowest Alzheimer’s Mortality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 PM :: 2636 Views :: Health Care
...Washington had a U.S.-leading rate of 43.6 per 100,000 population, compared with 10.5 per 100,000 in Hawaii....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Fourth Scandal
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 2375 Views :: Health Care
It is illegal for government officials to solicit money from companies they regulate, according to Sarah Kliff from The Washington Post....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ObamaCare Mandates Dramatically Expand the Internal Revenue Service's Power
By NCPA @ 11:33 AM :: 3064 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many people are exempt from the mandate, and so the IRS has to know a lot about you in order to decide whether you are in compliance....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Navigating the ObamaCare Maze
By NCPA @ 1:28 PM :: 2220 Views :: Health Care

On October 1, millions of Americans are supposed to be able to go online and acquire health insurance on electronic exchanges in the states where they live....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Abercrombie Signs Seat belt Law, Calculates Savings at $7226 per Victim
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 3683 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...average medical charges were nearly tripled among those who did not use seat belts ($11,043), compared to restrained passengers ($3,817)....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morning Bell: Obamacare Is About Power
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 2392 Views :: Health Care

Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Thursday to repeal all of Obamacare....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Med-Quest Enrollment Cancelled After HMSA Starts Losing Customers
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 5892 Views :: Health Care

a payment dispute between the Hawaii Medical Service Association and the Wai­anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center was causing HMSA to lose 1000s of customers....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
ObamaCare’s Unfair Treatment of Middle Class Families
By NCPA @ 4:38 PM :: 3200 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many workers will soon discover that when they earn more money, they end up with less take-home pay....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Database Reveals Hawaii MDs and the Drugs They Prescribe
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 4628 Views :: Health Care

... a new-media, information age repressive technique aimed at physicians ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Warn: “We’re not Going to Have Any Health Care”
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 13531 Views :: Health Care

Those who are implementing Obamacare in Hawaii are now putting themselves on the record predicting disaster....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:11 AM :: 3259 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form....

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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Big Cash Giveaway: Health Connector Announces Marketplace Assister Funding Opportunity
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 2341 Views :: Health Care

...block grants to community organizations and individuals who are established as trusted resources within their communities....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Hawaii--How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 3444 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

For the first time ever, this score empowers you to make informed decisions about the safety of your hospital care....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
VA Electronic Health Records: What Federally Mandated Health Integration Really Looks Like
By NCPA @ 11:50 AM :: 2529 Views :: Health Care

...Shinseki has vowed to use integrated electronic records and paperless IT solutions to make health care more efficient...there has been little progress.....

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Monday, May 06, 2013
Streamlined ObamaCare Application Leaves Program Open to Insurance Fraud
By NCPA @ 10:09 PM :: 2078 Views :: Health Care

Coming to Hawaii this fall....

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Monday, May 06, 2013
Study: No Difference Between Medicaid and Uninsured
By John Goodman @ 10:01 PM :: 2430 Views :: Health Care

...as far as physical health is concerned there is no difference between being in Medicaid and being uninsured....

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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Obamacare Trouble: 'Death Panel' Does Not Exist
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 PM :: 2213 Views :: Health Care
...a 15-member board that will develop proposals for cutting Medicare whenever Medicare's projected growth rate exceeds the target....
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013
President Says Obamacare Is Going Great
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:11 AM :: 2033 Views :: Health Care
There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we shouldn't worry about those....
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
States Could Push Part-Time Employees Into Obamacare Exchanges
By NCPA @ 8:35 AM :: 3226 Views :: Health Care, Labor
Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way of transferring a large chunk of their health care expenses into the health exchanges....
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Monday, April 29, 2013
PEW: New Health Exchange Unlikely to End Insurance Monopoly in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:21 AM :: 3517 Views :: Health Care

... in states with a dominant insurance carrier, competition and lower prices may not arrive for quite some time ....

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Monday, April 29, 2013
PEW: Lack of Competition Might Hamper Hawaii Health Exchange
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 AM :: 3330 Views :: Health Care

... in many states, people won’t have a lot of health insurance choices when the exchanges launch in October ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?
By NCPA @ 10:42 AM :: 2705 Views :: Health Care

...the massive law that was enacted to solve the problem of the uninsured in America is more likely to worsen it....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Act 27: Abercrombie Orders Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pills
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 4776 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

...provisions that require any hospital in Hawaii to provide information about, offer and, if accepted or requested, dispense emergency contraception....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Obamacare Paycuts Pushing 900 Hawaii MDs Into Retirement
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3445 Views :: Health Care

"There are many changes coming to medicine that some physicians might not like."

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
'Grand Bargain' Cuts Hospital Support $18B
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:34 AM :: 2174 Views :: Health Care

...They are now trying to convince governors and state legislators that a series of state-level “grand bargains” could produce “savings“ in exchange for expanding Medicaid....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Obamacare Tax Credits Target 70,000 Hawaii Households
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 3154 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Meanwhile ... Hawaii Health Insurance Rates to Rise 12% to 21% Next Year....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Young Adults on Parents' Health Plans Cost More
By NCPA @ 3:34 PM :: 1996 Views :: Health Care

Under the Affordable Care Act, children up to the age of 26 years can stay on their parents' health insurance plan....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hawaii Suspends TB Test Requirement for Food Handlers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 2955 Views :: Health Care

In a typical year, Hawaii conducts about 50,000 tuberculosis skin tests and treats 120 people found to be carrying the bacteria. The state anticipates suspensions of TB clearances to last for 120 days....

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Monday, April 15, 2013
Emergency Services Briefing: Lack of Emergency Rooms in West Oahu
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 3026 Views :: Health Care
...two City Councilmembers will host a briefing with hospital officials and emergency responders, who will report the availability of emergency rooms in the Ewa region....
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Cost of Health Insurance Exchanges Shoots Up
By NCPA @ 2:22 PM :: 1866 Views :: Health Care
As installation of the exchanges becomes more complicated, the cost of the exchanges has risen rapidly over the last year....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Temporary insurance program foreshadows exploding costs for ObamaCare
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 AM :: 2467 Views :: Health Care

An early ObamaCare health insurance program that has been operating for nearly three years is foreshadowing big problems to come....

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Monday, April 08, 2013
Feds Give Hawaii Health Connector $128M to Pay for Overhead
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 3634 Views :: Health Care

This award will fund the customer service call center, consumer assistance program and general maintenance and operations of the Connector through December 2014....

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Sunday, April 07, 2013
Creative Insolvency: EUTF to Enter ‘Shadow Insurance Industry’?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 6765 Views :: Health Care, Labor
...a multi-billion dollar scheme to rework Hawaii government employees pension and health insurance funding is made its way through the legislature....
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Friday, April 05, 2013
Civilian Doctors Wary of Accepting Military's TRICARE
By NCPA @ 11:16 AM :: 2718 Views :: Health Care

An estimated 620,000 Pentagon health care recipients struggle to find private doctors who will accept them as patients ....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hawaii Health Insurance Rates to Rise 12% to 21% Next Year
By Andrew Walden @ 1:39 PM :: 5630 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“the costs shown in the tables are at projected 2014 levels”
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Thanks to Obamacare…
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:57 PM :: 2942 Views :: Health Care

...Please share these impacts to mark three years of this bureaucratic nightmare.... 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Compassionate Care Versus Religious Freedom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:04 PM :: 4380 Views :: Health Care, Life

HB 411 HD2 and SB 1109 SD2.  HFF, HCC and HFA all testified in opposition to the bills because no conscience provisions are included.... 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013
AARP: Health Connector Transparency Legislation Did Not Pass
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 3752 Views :: Health Care

"AARP opposes the appropriation of State funds for the operation of the Connector in 2015"

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