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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Brian Schatz wants to put you on Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 2775 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

“We want to make sure that people understand that we have a vision for the future.” -- Sen Brian Schatz

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Friday, October 06, 2017
RU486: ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Abortion Drug Litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 AM :: 3189 Views :: Health Care, Life

...The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over federal restrictions that require a doctor's prescription to get an abortion pill....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2484 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii moved up from 11th to 7th ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 2289 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...According to the Social Security Administration, one in five Americans lives with a disability, and one in 10 has a severe disability....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Why is Hawaii so Healthy? Gallup vs Bloomberg
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 3248 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Gallup says it's exercise, Bloomberg says it's labor unions....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 3193 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
​GOP Obamacare Repeal Deal Would Boost Hawaii Medicare and Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 2409 Views :: Health Care

...Provides for an increased federal Medicaid matching rate (FMAP) for both Alaska and Hawaii....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 3272 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 2398 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
How to fix health care in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:28 PM :: 2343 Views :: Health Care

...foster greater competition among doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies, by simplifying the regulatory environment....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
DoH Cancels Flu Vaccinations at Dozens of Oahu Schools and All Private Schools
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 2736 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...the State can pay billions for Rail but it can't pay thousands for vaccinations....

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Sunday, September 03, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 3012 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...A copy of the decision, Rachel H. v. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, is attached....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 3560 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Hawaii 4th-Lowest Obesity Rate
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 2108 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8 percent, up from 15.7 percent in 2000 and from 8.9 percent in 1990....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii: Fewest Nurses Per Capita in USA
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2757 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Burned Out: Is Your State Full of Overworked Doctors and Nurses?....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Schatz: Put Everybody on Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 PM :: 3094 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...The senator also purports to somehow raise the payment rates that Medicaid doles out to hospital systems and physicians, but how he would do so remains unclear....

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 AM :: 2847 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:14 PM :: 3213 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has no soda tax. But that's not for lack of trying.....

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Hawaii, 2017: 15 Cases of Rat Lungworm and Counting
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 2253 Views :: Health Care

...This year, the state confirmed a total of 15 cases of the serious parasitic infection, which is the highest number of cases reported in the state over the last decade....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 2415 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Unexpected update from FDA halts federal regulations and embraces e-cigarettes....

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Friday, July 28, 2017
Hawaii a case study in how government can make basic healthcare a nightmare
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 3061 Views :: Health Care

...the state-run Maui Memorial Hospital faced every problem a medical facility could. Dogged by consistently low professional accreditation ratings, it lacked specialists and had constant funding shortfalls. Patients regularly had to be airlifted to Honolulu, even for trauma care....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Hirono: I get most of my Intel from Watching TV
By Video @ 11:05 PM :: 4653 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care, Politicians

..."Well, mainly I get my news from watching you guys on TV" Hirono said....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 3253 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 3009 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3323 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"It has been a long journey to bring us to this historic transition"

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Monday, June 26, 2017
What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 2840 Views :: Health Care, Military

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Medicaid Expansion Crowds Emergency Rooms
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 2114 Views :: Health Care

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 3775 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Saturday, June 03, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 3881 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 4360 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

As case number 15 of rat lungworm disease came to light last month, my blood boils a bit because of what has happened over the last several years....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 3430 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Controversial New VA Director to Host Kauai Town Hall Meeting
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2640 Views :: Health Care, Military

...5pm Friday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 3163 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 3065 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 3431 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
SB501: Mandatory Abortion Promotion -- Final Reading House and Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 3595 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The bill will have it's final reading in the House on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the 9:00 a.m. Floor Session.  The Senate reading is also scheduled for May 2, 2017, during the 10:00 a.m. Floor Session....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 3188 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

... MAY 4, 2017 -- ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE ....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 3642 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Second Lady Sees Art Therapy in Action at Hawaii Base
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 2826 Views :: Health Care, Military

Karen Pence, a champion for art therapy programs, visited the arts and crafts building at Schofield, where she spoke with patients currently enrolled in art therapy programs....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 3365 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Military

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 2392 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6216 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, Taxes

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 

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Friday, April 21, 2017
HTA: Tamp Down all this Rat Lungworm Talk
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 2885 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

“To the visitors already in the Hawaiian Islands or planning a trip here in the coming months, there is no need to be overly concerned. Please patronize our restaurants...."

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 5026 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Land Use, GMOs

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 2943 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has 8 ‘A’ Hospitals out of 12 total hospitals....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 AM :: 3972 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

On March 6 Hawai’i Free Press carried an article reporting on SB501: “Hawaii lawmakers are censoring pro-lifers who were defending free speech”.  Now the Attorney General has weighed in....

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Sunday, April 09, 2017
After Appealing to Supreme Court, State Wins Right to Forcibly Medicate Psycho Killer
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2865 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

In 2013, the Hawaii State Hospital moved for a court order authorizing the involuntary administration of medication to Lawrence after he refused to accept medication....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Who lives longer: Hawaii life expectancies examined in research study
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 2817 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The life expectancy at birth in Hawaii in 2010 was 82.4 years....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 3734 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2255 Views :: Health Care

The authors note that their recommendations are important as the healthcare system moves toward value-based payment....

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