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Friday, March 16, 2018
DoH: Tobacco Prevention Saves Hawaii $1B
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2594 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...results of 20 years of tobacco prevention and control policies and programs with an estimated total savings of $1 billion in health care costs to the state....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Honolulu 2nd-Skinniest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 AM :: 2552 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 18 key indicators of weight-related problems....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Scheduled for Senate Hearing
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:49 AM :: 2459 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Friday, March 16, 2018,  8:30 – 11:25 a.m., Conference Room 229, State Capitol....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Community Well-Being: Honolulu Ranks 18th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 2479 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...186 communities ranked based on their Well-Being Index scores....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Attorney General Sessions Announces New Actions To Improve School Safety And Better Enforce Existing Gun Laws
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 4454 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“...We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way our law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public...." 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Now in Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:38 AM :: 3505 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...HB2739 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health and Senate Judiciary....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Study: Hawaii Obamacare Prices to Jump 50% by 2021
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 2978 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...will they believe us if we blame Trump?...

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Hawaii AG Sues Trump in Desperate Bid to Keep Health Insurance Expensive
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 3624 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... stop Trump from "provid(ing) new, more affordable options to Americans in the individual market who are getting hammered by skyrocketing premiums” ....

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Full Text: Assisted Suicide 16 Floor Amendments
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 2:39 PM :: 2919 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Rep. Tupola offers amendments to HB 2739 ....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Report: Failing DoE Holds Back Hawaii's Progress Towards Eco-Socialism
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 5189 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education, Homelessness, Labor

...View Details of all Hawaii Goals, Targets, & Indicators....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Effort to Digitize Records Stopped Cold by Outdated State Computers--But Still Cuts Wait Time for Workers’ Comp Hearings in Half
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 3238 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...Thousands of files have been digitized at the state’s disability compensation program. However, they need hardware with capacity for more storage to continue progress....

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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Battle Not Over: Protect Hawaii's Elderly from Assisted Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:17 PM :: 3059 Views :: Health Care, Life

...We will have more opportunities to voice our concerns in the remaining half of this session....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
HB2739: Hawaii Democrats Blind Suicide Leap
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 10:13 PM :: 6558 Views :: Democratic Party, Health Care, Life, Politicians, Republican Party

...All members of the committees voted “yes” on the bill, except Rep. Andria Tupola and Rep. Bob McDermott .... We were asked to vote without our members having seen a written draft of the revised bill....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Suicide: Committee members identified loopholes in the bill
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:57 AM :: 3463 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Life

...Committee members asked some very telling questions that identified loopholes that still remain in the bill.  The Attorney General's representative couldn't definitively state that all their concerns from the 2017 version were resolved in this current version that is supposed to have more robust protections.... 

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 AM :: 3538 Views :: Health Care, Life

...House Bill 4135 passed the Oregon Senate 17-12. While the stated intent of the bill’s authors was to update the advance directive, it also paves the way for healthcare representatives to remove access to food and water for vulnerable Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Honolulu GOP: Assisted Suicide Corrupts Practice of Medicine
By Brett Kulbis @ 2:28 PM :: 3588 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Life

... Insurance companies denied treatment to patients, offered to pay for assisted suicide ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Hawaii Among Least Affordable States for Your Aging Parents
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 3749 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as 4th most expensive state for aging parents, study finds....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
SB270: Chin Pushing Gay Conversion Ban
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 4297 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...once a child molester turns your son gay, it will be illegal to obtain counseling which might lead to the molester/s being identified....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 6051 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Hawaii History, Health Care

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Gallup-Sharecare: Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Well-Being
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 3226 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this report examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the five elements of well-being....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Honolulu 8th Healthiest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 2297 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from cost of doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita....

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Assisted Suicide to be Fast-tracked?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:14 PM :: 3078 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Three suicide bills that were introduced this session by House members have been assigned to a JOINT committee hearing of the Health & Judiciary committees....

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 5243 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Dental Health--Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 2154 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...25 key indicators of dental wellness....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
$1M Per Bed -- State Contract to Design, Build New State Hospital Building
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 2174 Views :: Health Care

...$140M for 144 beds....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
UH Hyperbaric Treatment Center reopens
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 3514 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...since the facility closed on October 19, 2017, new physicians have been trained in hyperbaric techniques. HTC reopened on January 15, 2018....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Agreement to Fund Government Delays Three Health Care-Related Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 4:25 PM :: 2405 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...these three health-related taxes would have taken $31.25 billion over the ten-year period from 2018 to 2027....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii Cigarette Taxes 5th Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 3:55 PM :: 4175 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Connecticut and New York share the highest tax rate with $4.35 per pack, trailed by Rhode Island ($4.25), Massachusetts ($3.51), and Hawaii ($3.20)....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
New bills could make life difficult for Hawaii vapers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 AM :: 3115 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Last Friday, Hawaii’s state senate introduced a bill that threatens to make it much harder to open a new vape shop. Now it’s emerged that another bill put forward at the same time could ban all online sales of vapor products....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Screening for Health Barriers to Learning--Hawaii Schools Receive Mixed Scores
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 3426 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Missed Opportunities: Do States Require Screening of Children for Health Conditions that Interfere with Learning....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Best States to Retire--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 3388 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...highest cost of living in USA....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hawaii: Smoking Costs $40K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 3190 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
How Medicare covers mental health
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 3512 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Bizarre News: Hawaii State Hospital Obtains Re-accreditation
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 3573 Views :: Health Care

"...for demonstrating ongoing compliance with performance standards to ensure safe, effective patient care...." (No kidding.  They really said this.)

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Monday, January 08, 2018
Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:39 PM :: 3532 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...would expansion of Medicare be good for America?....

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Monday, January 08, 2018
Bed Bugs: Honolulu Ranks 48th
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 3078 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

...“They were virtually unheard of in the U.S. 10 years ago”....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
​Hawaii tax policy feels the heat
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 3530 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Rail

...The administration just told New York and New Jersey they would have to fund their $13 billion Hudson Tunnel rail project on their own, backing out of an Obama-era promise to foot half the bill....

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Report: 3 Patients Responsible for 25% of Assaults at Mental Hospital
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 2908 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Analysis of data revealed that just 10% of active patients (55 of 532) were responsible for all assaults on staff. In fact, more than one-fourth were attributable to 3 highly-assaultive patients.... 

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Maui hospitals point the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 4513 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...the state should consider privatizing more of its medical facilities....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Auditor: Confusion, Discord at DoH Disease Outbreak Control Division
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:32 PM :: 2642 Views :: Health Care

...we assessed the division’s surveillance and response to three disease outbreaks....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Hawaii 70% Ready: Health Emergency Preparedness
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 2523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's Flu Vaccination Rate is 49.2 Percent, 18th Highest....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
DoH: $1.75B Needed to Replace Cesspools Statewide
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 2833 Views :: Environment, Health Care

...DOH has filed a report with the Legislature identifying 14 priority areas of the state where 43,000 cesspool upgrades are critically needed to protect public health and the environment....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
After Years, State finally goes public on Rat Lungworm
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 3927 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Tourism

...Tourists are attracted to places with well-known Rat Lungworm infestations.  it is a selling point.  Really....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hawaii Ranks 5th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 2421 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii is spending $6.6 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 48.1 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
America’s Health Rankings--Hawaii 2nd Healthiest
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2487 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... In the past three years, violent crime increased 29% ....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Ranks 22nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 AM :: 3620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...2017’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
Hawaii 2nd Best State for Healthy Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 1:37 PM :: 2775 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Seniors in Hawaii are sick less often than those in any other state....

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
'Certificate of need’ laws are certifiably unnecessary
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:23 PM :: 2780 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... no politician would want to get caught saying they supported limiting the number of  hospitals, dialysis facilities or MRI machines for rural areas.  And yet, that’s exactly what Hawaii's legislature has done ....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
State's Hyperbaric Treatment Center to remain closed through February
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 3318 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

HTC has treated civilian divers for decompression sickness or “the bends” in Hawaiʻi since 1983....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 3236 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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