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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 AM :: 4314 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Bully Bill Advances Out of Health Committee....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Assisted Suicide Loses in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 3503 Views :: Health Care, Life

Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 3510 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Assisted Suicide Hearing Set for Thursday
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:23 PM :: 3127 Views :: Health Care, Life

... a lethal dose of barbiturates can save insurance companies big money ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Assisted Suicide Laws in Oregon and Washington: What Safeguards?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 3465 Views :: Health Care, Life

In Oregon, 1,749 lethal prescriptions have been written and at least 1,127 patients have died from ingesting the drugs....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
The Legislature Just Can't Help Itself When It Comes to the Maui Hospital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:17 PM :: 3189 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...bills heard this week (HB76, HB233, and HB234) attempt to amend the law passed last summer by adding new severance options for the hospital employees....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 5040 Views :: Family, Health Care, Labor

... Kupuna Caregivers $70/Day Appropriation SB534 / HB607 ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
SB501: Force Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:41 PM :: 3525 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The House Health Committee is poised to pass a bill requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to disseminate pro-abortion messages....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 2990 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 5169 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

The caller had reported that she had seen a farmworker taken off of the field via ambulance and quickly assumed he had been poisoned....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Senate Approves Assisted Suicide and Mandatory Abortion Promotion—How They Voted
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:57 AM :: 3911 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

Both bills will now crossover to the House where the process will begin again....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 5891 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Senate Judiciary and Labor Passes Assisted Suicide Bill Out of Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:45 AM :: 3029 Views :: Health Care, Life

The bill will now move to the full Senate floor for a vote....

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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hawaii Legislature Obamacare Heavy
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3314 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the amount of the penalty could be as much as $695 x 2 adults plus $695 x ½ x 3 kids = $2,432.50....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Legislators Order Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion: Assisted Suicide Next
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:00 PM :: 4204 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Suicide Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:30 a.m....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
SB1137: Return Control of HMSA to its Members
By Selected News Articles @ 1:26 PM :: 3447 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

It will be heard on Monday, February 27, at 9:30 in room 229 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Full circle about single-payer health insurance
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:23 PM :: 2800 Views :: Health Care

I never understood why there is so much support for a national, single-payer healthcare system – until I started working in a small medical office....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 PM :: 3614 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
How They Voted: Assisted Suicide Bill Passes First Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:28 PM :: 3225 Views :: Health Care, Life

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health passed the assisted suicide (SB1129) out of committee on February 15, 2017....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
SB1129: Senate CPH Committee Schedules Assisted Suicide Bill
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:23 PM :: 3482 Views :: Health Care, Life

The committee on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-15-17 8:30AM in conference room 229....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Fluoridated Water Reduces Gender Pay Gap by 4%
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 2974 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
...“women who resided in communities with fluoridated water during childhood earn approximately 4% more than women who did not,” adding that they found “no effect of fluoridation for men.”....
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Friday, February 03, 2017
HB1595: Urine Free Zones
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:14 PM :: 3379 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"A person can be lying in their feces in a public stairwell and have an absolute constitutional right to do so, but the citizens walking over or through this public health hazard have no rights.”

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 3156 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

Both bills could deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights simply based on allegations, without a conviction....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: The State of Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2962 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Grade F -- Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Tops Gallup Well-Being Index for 6th Year Straight
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 2679 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota, states with track records of high well-being, were the top states in the 2016 rankings....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DOH fights lawsuit on their non-posting of inspection reports even as two bills in the Legislature again fund the posting
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 4272 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Office of Elections

This is how the state spends your taxpayer money....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
‘Natural’ Toxins for your Baby: ‘Homeopathic’ Profiteers Refuse Recall Order
By News Release @ 12:21 PM :: 4875 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablet products labeled as containing belladonna....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Medicare Overbilling: Hawaii ranks 16th
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Waste Chief Reason Medicare Predicted to be Bankrupt by 2028....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Lost Jobs: Obamacare Impact on Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 3666 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

How many lost jobs, shuttered businesses and lost earnings in Hawaii? ....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
How Does Hawaii Score on Healthcare Access?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 2751 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Mercatus Center Healthcare Openness and Access Project – Hawaii Ranks 29th....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Auditor: How Will Hawaii Regulate Midwives?
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:15 PM :: 2414 Views :: Health Care

...the State’s proposed regulation of Certified Professional Midwives, who comprise just a small segment of the midwifery profession, is insufficient and inconsistent with the State’s regulatory policies....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
On Life Support? HECO Wants to Give You $20
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 3645 Views :: Energy, Health Care, Cost of Living

Up to 2,000 customers dependent on life support equipment or increased heating and cooling needs due to a medical condition verified by a physician....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii State Legislators join nationwide initiative to address opioid abuse
By Video @ 3:37 AM :: 3465 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Limit opioid painkiller prescriptions to one week at a time....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 3461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Total Cost Per Smoker: $2,048,587....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 3267 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 :: 4000 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 :: 3230 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 :: 3216 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 :: 3155 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 :: 2633 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 :: 4159 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 :: 3521 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 :: 2466 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 :: 2429 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 :: 4094 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 :: 3310 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 :: 3598 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 :: 3094 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 :: 3359 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 :: 2535 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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