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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 3090 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii CD1 has the lowest Obamacare enrollment in the USA....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Obamacare Repeal: How Will it Affect Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:22 PM :: 3821 Views :: Health Care

Dr Goodman is one of four people who have most influenced the changes shaping our health care system....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Healthcare Access Cut off by Regulations
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:21 PM :: 3051 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...some great scores...and some very, very poor ones....

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Monday, January 09, 2017
Hawaii most racially integrated state (Except Healthcare)
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 3028 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii ranks 44th in "equality and integration" of healthcare....

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Monday, January 09, 2017
Assisted Suicide: 2017 Bill Written to Facilitate Elder Abuse
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2938 Views :: Health Care, Life

The bill eliminates “safeguards” from current doctor-prescribed suicide laws and proposals....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Out with Obamacare…In with Trumpcare?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:48 PM :: 2469 Views :: Health Care
What should the government’s role be when it comes to ensuring healthcare access for its citizens?
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Bedbugs: Honolulu Crawls up to 48th in USA
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 3840 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

Nationally, Orkin's bed bug revenue is up more than 10 percent over last year....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Hawaii Gets Small Business Waiver–First in the Nation to Escape Obamacare
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 3307 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

“This action acknowledges the success of the state’s Prepaid Health Care Act in providing insurance to a majority of Hawaiʻi’s residents...."

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Obamacare Repeal Has Begun For Small Firms
By NCPA @ 10:59 PM :: 2273 Views :: Health Care

Democrat politicians’ first real step towards conceding Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Hawaii Zika virus-infected mothers delivered babies with microcephaly as early as 2009
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 2283 Views :: Health Care

...severe birth defects related to infection with the Zika virus occurred in Hawaii much earlier than in 2016....

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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Can the Unions Dodge the Law?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3767 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

Earlier this year, our lawmakers passed Act 25. It bans smoking on the premises of our state-owned hospitals....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii--What the Feds Claim
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 3032 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...no mention of the massive rate hikes....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections—Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 3280 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...based on 10 key indicators of elder-abuse protection....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Hawaii again nation’s healthiest state—Mainland Health in Decline After 8 Years of Obama
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 2877 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Years of Positive Health Gains in the United States Threatened by Rise in Cardiovascular and Drug Deaths....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Only 3% of Hawaii Tobacco Taxes Used for Anti-Tobacco Programs
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 3085 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...The State is the senior partner in the tobacco industry....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:36 PM :: 2384 Views :: Health Care

As Republicans prepare to hammer out the details of a replacement for Obamacare, governors and state insurance commissioners are asking for a seat at the table....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 2416 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

2015 Gallup Healthways State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 2667 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Completed Vaccination Consent Forms due to Schools by December 16....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Obama’s Recession Produced Greater Inequality in Health
By UHERO @ 11:25 PM :: 2186 Views :: Health Care

...obesity and overweight rates increased high school educated people, while there is weak evidence that they decreased for the college educated....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
American Legion Forum to Discuss Hawaii VA Care
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 2943 Views :: Health Care, Military

The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at the Oahu Veterans Center at 1299 Kukila St, Honolulu....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Abortion by mail comes to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 4128 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

The idea builds on a trend that is helping women obtain birth control more easily....

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Interior Department Still Trying to Sell Doomed Obamacare Program to Micronesia
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 2701 Views :: Health Care

...encourage citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) who live in the 50 U.S. States to enroll in health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
Hawaii Hospitals Top New Safety Rankings -- 12 Grade ‘A’
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2533 Views :: Health Care

...the Fall 2016 release of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a program which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals....

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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Hawaii First State to File ‘Complete’ Obamacare Waiver
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 3272 Views :: Health Care

January 1, 2017 is the first day that these waiver programs could take effect....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Obamacare 2017 Premium Hikes 25 Percent. What's Next?
By NCPA @ 3:16 AM :: 2703 Views :: Health Care

Back in June, it looked like the hike would be 16 percent....

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 2193 Views :: Health Care

...job search, job referrals, vocational training, and work-based learning opportunities to individuals with disabilities....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Hawaii Health Insurance Premiums Growing Faster than Most States
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 2820 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...premiums have continued to grow by 5 percent per year or more in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, and Utah....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hawaii Obamacare Premiums Going Up 32% for 2017—Unless You Get a Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 3512 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits

Health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces (also called exchanges) are expected to increase faster in 2017 than in previous years....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Pay for Performance: Budget Busting "Incentives" in Medicare Reform
By NCPA @ 5:59 PM :: 2135 Views :: Health Care

...MACRA imported all the worst elements of Obamacare into Medicare....

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Survey: 47% of Oahu MDs Refusing New Medicare Patients
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 3115 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

463 of the 479 active primary care practices in Oahu were contacted between 2/11/16 and 8/26/16 and questioned about current acceptance of new patients....

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Video: The Town That Privatized Everything
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:58 PM :: 2658 Views :: Health Care

“We’ve never even heard of a publicly run hospital.”

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Health Financing Crown Wears Heavy on the Insurers’ Heads
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:03 PM :: 2037 Views :: Health Care

Some have argued that health insurance is “not insurance”....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Pension Reform? Fiscal responsibility is key to improving state's economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:03 PM :: 3944 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...administration will seek to both accelerate state payments into the Employee Retirement System pension fund and establish new rules for dealing with the privatization of government operations....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Do Hawaii's special-interest-controlled politicians really want a hospital on Maui?
By Jan Shields RN @ 1:26 PM :: 2839 Views :: Health Care

...Maui residents fly over to Oahu, bring thousands of our medical dollars there....  It is a guaranteed income for Oahu hospitals....

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Inclusion for the Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 5th
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2676 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion, an annual ranking of how well State Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
DoH: Hawaii has highest rate of tooth decay among kids
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 3376 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The results of Hawaii Smiles confirm that Hawaii’s children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the United States....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
VA Inspector General Report on VA Pacific Islands Health Care System Honolulu
By News Release @ 11:42 AM :: 3278 Views :: Health Care, Military

...leadership and staff consistently reported difficulty in recruiting and retaining qualified employees due to the cost of living, distance, and isolation of island life....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 4458 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

81.7% Regional Growth in Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices and Employment of Physicians....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Maui Hospital Names Interim CEO
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 3178 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Dr. Barry Shitamoto as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1, 2016.....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 4035 Views :: Environment, Health Care, GMOs
"We all must be diligent in the search for a solution to the mosquito problem that affects humans and animals alike."
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:02 AM :: 3775 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Maui Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 3578 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...the Maui Region Board announces Chief Executive Officer Wesley Lo’s departure effective October 31, 2016....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
House Passes VA Accountability, Appeals Reform
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 2918 Views :: Health Care, Military

...a comprehensive bill to help ensure that veterans like Roy Hall get the benefits they've earned....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 2947 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...In 2015, use of e-cigarettes may have resulted in an additional 18,000 long-term ex-smokers in England....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hawaii Marks Nation’s Sharpest Drop in Hospital Readmissions
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 2728 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii hospital readmissions fell 13.4% in 5 years....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii 7th Best State for Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 2369 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

WalletHub analysts recently compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 3 key dimension: health care costs, access, and outcomes....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii Short 500 Doctors statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 2788 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The latest figures are from the Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment, released today....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
New Report Finds Hawaii's Obesity Rate is 22.7 Percent, Third Lowest
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 2863 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation....

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Sunday, September 04, 2016
Hospital deal is stalled, roadblocked and obstructed in every way
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 5586 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Why are matters of life and death not taking precedence over every other issue facing the state at this time?....

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Friday, September 02, 2016
Hospital delay heightens vulnerability to Hurricanes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:47 PM :: 3238 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

At the very moment when they should be preparing for a possible hurricane, Maui is looking at cutting back health services....

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