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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Temporary Injunction Blocks Maui Hospital Privatization
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 3617 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

Today’s order lasts only until September 30, 2016, unless sooner terminated by the Court. The Court also ordered the parties to the lawsuit to file a joint status report on or before June 30, 2016....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Kaiser Names New Leadership for Privatized Maui Hospitals
By News Release @ 10:27 AM :: 2848 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Maui Health System will manage operations at each of the hospitals effective July 1, 2016....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
E-Scrips: New York First to Adopt Common Sense Solution to Opioid Abuse
By NCPA @ 3:38 PM :: 3170 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... will Hawaii be next? ....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Obesity Rate Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in West Virginia
By Selected News Articles @ 6:28 PM :: 2404 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

At 18.5%, Hawaii has the lowest adult obesity rate in the U.S., closely followed by Colorado at 19.8%....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Getting Old? Hawaii 7th Best Place to be
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 3100 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Study Examining Senior Care Cost and Quality Reveals Best and Worst States to Age in....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
New FDA Regs May Shut Down 95% of E-Cig Industry
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 3686 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Drugs

...The rule goes into effect August 8, 2016....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Feds: After Losing Millions, Hawaii Medicaid Fraud Control Finally Improving
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 2310 Views :: Health Care

“Medicaid fraud takes tax dollars from patients who need coverage and gives it to criminals."

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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Health: Hawaii Lawmakers Struggle to Define Direct Primary Care
By Selected News Articles @ 7:08 PM :: 2827 Views :: Health Care

Dr. Phil Eskew, founder of DPC Frontier, says the bill’s language requesting the insurance division of DCCA to conduct a survey suggests Hawaii lawmakers don’t understand what DPC is....

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Disgusting: Another Massive Recall of Hawaii Organic Food Infested with Listeria
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 3209 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

... serious and sometimes fatal infections ... high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women ....

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Experimental Drugs for Terminal Patients? Ige Vetoes SB2181
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1988 Views :: Health Care

"...this measure unreasonably intrudes upon a system of federal law in violation of the Supremacy Clause...."

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
House Democrats: Ballot Photos, Gun Restrictions and Sex Change Operations
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 3640 Views :: Family, Health Care, Cost of Living

House Democrats are here to cut off your ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hawaii 3rd Most Expensive Home Health Care in U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 4217 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

When it comes to hiring a home health aide, where you live matters....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Big Island 30 Days Without Dengue
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 3413 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

"As Zika continues to spread rapidly overseas, we must take precautionary measures to prevent any locally acquired cases from taking hold in our state.”

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
HB2084: Your Insurance Rates Will Be Going up to Pay for Trannies
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 4:43 AM :: 3369 Views :: Family, Health Care

... people who promote sexual reassignment surgery “are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder” ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Ige Signs Bill Requesting Obamacare Waiver for Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 2450 Views :: Health Care

...requesting a waiver of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act that compromise the state’s existing Prepaid Health Care Act...

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 2328 Views :: Health Care

...Until recently, hospital labor on Maui was given exclusively to a public labor union. As a result, 70% of the budget was spent on employees....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Zika: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to American Samoa
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 3890 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care

...When Zika makes it to Hawaii and destroys the tourism industry, remember the environmentalists and organic pseudo-farmers who refused to allow spraying....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could End Disease Transmission
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 2836 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

Field trials in Brazil are using a genetically modified form of the A. aegypti mosquito....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
9th Circuit Judges Consider Blocking Maui Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 4000 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

A federal judge refused the unions' request for an emergency stay in February, leading to Wednesday showdown in the Ninth Circuit....

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Judges Lobby to Pause Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 2420 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit lobbied hard Wednesday for Hawaii to pause its plan to privatize money-pit hospitals on Maui and Lanai....

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
USDA on Dengue Mosquito Eradication -- Organic Farms Will NOT Lose Certification
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 4299 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...dozens of Hawaii County organic farmers are refusing access to State and County mosquito-eradication workers....

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Hawaii Urged to Prepare for Zika at CDC Summit
By Selected News Articles @ 5:50 PM :: 2536 Views :: Environment, Health Care

"...if we wait until the public is panicking because they're seeing babies born with birth defects, we will have waited too long...."

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tutu Bert’s House to serve Homeless Discharged from Queen’s Hospital
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 5033 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

Public-Private partnerships will provide medically frail homeless discharged from The Queen’s Medical Center with a safety net for short-term homecare and housing support....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
New Report Compares E-Cigarette Taxes in 50 States
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 PM :: 3100 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...some project that vapor products will surpass traditional cigarettes in consumption over the next decade....

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Friday, March 18, 2016
MDs: Gender Ideology Harms Children
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 3603 Views :: Family, Health Care

The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex....

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Organic Farmers Thwart Tropical Disease Eradication Efforts
By Selected News Articles @ 6:44 PM :: 3431 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

"It's not a question of if, it's a question of when Zika comes here to this island, and we have a very unique opportunity right now to squash it."

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
2016 County Health Rankings Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 2292 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Oahu ranks best followed by Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Counties....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
The Best—and Worst—States for Workers with Disabilities
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 3192 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

... In Hawaii 42.4% of people ages 18-64 with disabilities are employed, 8th highest in USA ....

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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Vegans are Crazy: Does Study Stand Up?
By Jack Dini @ 8:17 PM :: 3253 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

A post showing vegetarians and veggies tend to have significantly more mental disorders and health issues than meat-loving people has gone viral....

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Saturday, March 05, 2016
Hawaii Bill to Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients Clears Final House Committee
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 1959 Views :: Health Care

The legislation would enable terminally ill patients to access to medications and treatments not yet given final approval for use by the FDA....

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Monday, February 29, 2016
SB2956: Involuntary Commitment of Mentally Ill Without Court Order
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 3264 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...the Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee, will give decision on  SB2956  Tuesday March 1....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Hawaii Right to Try Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 2494 Views :: Health Care

... legislation that would enable medicine and medical device manufacturers to offer eligible terminally ill patients “investigational drugs” and “experimental treatments” ....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Feds Expanding Medicaid involvement in Hawaii homeless initiatives
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 2868 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Hawaii CON Law Throttles Health Care Access
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 2467 Views :: Health Care

...Grassroot Institute Testifies in Support of CON Law Reform....

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Feds: We will Recover Billions Wasted on Obamacare State Exchanges
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 9:01 PM :: 2417 Views :: Health Care

To date, recovery of the billions in wasted state exchange funds has been near non-existent, despite failed exchanges in Oregon, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Nevada costing taxpayers $733 million....

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Monday, February 22, 2016
Grassroot Salutes Court Decision Protecting Maui Hospital Plan
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:44 PM :: 3112 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Watchdog group expresses hope that there will be no more roadblocks to better patient care....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
HB1013: Hawaii’s Right to Try Bill
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:27 PM :: 2263 Views :: Health Care

...allow manufacturers of “investigational” drugs and treatments to make such treatments available to eligible terminally ill patients....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
A Word With Ward - Dengue Fever with guest Dr. Sarah Parks
By Rep Gene Ward @ 3:30 AM :: 3407 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

Dr. Sarah Park is the Hawaii State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii Department of Health....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Full Text Court Order: UPW May Not Block Maui Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 AM :: 3201 Views :: Health Care, Labor

A federal judge rejected United Public Workers' emergency request to stay a law that privatizes three Hawaii hospitals and strips some 500 workers of civil-service protections....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
SB2615: Gay Control of Your Son
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 3749 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Prohibits therapists from counteracting the effort of a child molester to turn your son gay....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
BBC: Use genetically modified mosquitoes on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 3060 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

...while GM methods face challenges when applied in a continent as large as Africa, there is no such issue on an island isolated in middle of the Pacific Ocean....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Pounded by Schatz and Gabbard, Ige Finally Declares Dengue Emergency
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 3203 Views :: Environment, Health Care

The emergency proclamation will give the state access to the Major Disaster Fund, the option of waiving certain laws and regulations to expedite the outbreak response....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Federal Court: Unions Can't Stop Maui Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 2934 Views :: Health Care, Labor

U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor refused to block the privatization after discussion on Feb. 9....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Gabbard: Obama, Kenoi show Leadership on Dengue—Where’s Ige?
By Video @ 5:25 PM :: 2502 Views :: Health Care

Tulsi Gabbard challenges Ige from floor of US House ....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Kenoi Declares Dengue Emergency, Ige Refuses
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 3682 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Health Care

...meanwhile Obama is seeking $1.8B in Zika funding....

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
HB868 Gut n Replace: DoE Sneak Attack on Special Ed Students
By Selected News Articles @ 1:17 AM :: 3385 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

This is just the latest example of the Department of Education attempting to shortchange Hawaii’s special needs students....

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Inspector General: Honolulu VA Hospital Fails on Suicide Prevention
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 3268 Views :: Health Care, Military

...in Honolulu, health records indicated that more than a third of outpatients were not evaluated at least four times in the 30 days after being flagged as high risk for suicide, as required by facility policy....

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Final Report: Only 14,564 Apply for Obamacare in Hawaii—Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 2378 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Applications Submitted: This includes a consumer who is on a completed and submitted application ....

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Friday, January 29, 2016
HB1686: New standard for involuntarily commitment to psychiatric facility
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:35 PM :: 4300 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

The recent rise in Hawaii's homeless population has highlighted the need for a better standard in involuntarily hospitalization.....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Feds: Only 13,194 people in Hawaii sign up for Obamacare
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2093 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Only 4 days remain before final enrollment deadline for 2016 coverage....

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