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Friday, September 25, 2020
Hawaii Medicare Advantage Premium Drops 10.3% for 2021
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 397 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...The average monthly Medicare Advantage premium changed from $63.86 in 2020 to $57.28 in 2021. This represents a -10.30 percent change in average premium....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Rep Gabbard backs H.R.6866, the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act
By News Release @ 7:27 AM :: 542 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

...Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Joins Bill to Protect Americans’ Civil Liberties and Privacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hawaii Tops ​2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 383 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...National healthcare scorecard: Where does your state rank?....

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Monday, September 14, 2020
Vaccinations: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 546 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

...even if we develop an effective vaccine to combat the pandemic, it will have a reduced impact if people don’t choose to get it....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Community Well-Being Index -- Hawaii #1
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 581 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Sharecare and Boston University School of Public Health launch Community Well-Being Index....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Ethics: DoH Employee Fined $25K for Running Private Business on State Time
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1014 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...DoH is too busy to respond to the State Auditor and too busy to organize contact tracing because they are working real estate deals on State time with the Board and Care home operators they regulate.  And their union wants them to be paid to 'work' from home again....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
CDC: 48% of Hawaii HS Students Have Tried E-Cigs
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 609 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 30.6 percent of middle school students....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
States that suspended Certificate of Need laws saved lives--Hawaii is not one of them
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 816 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... Certificate of Need (CON) laws increase mortality rates for COVID-19 patients and others ....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Hawaii Lowest Physician Medicare Acceptance Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:11 PM :: 1275 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2020’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Facial Recognition Contractor Selected for Hawaii Airports
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 1150 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... HDOT has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology ....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Guam Ambulance Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Medicare Ambulance Fraud Scheme
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 803 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...$10.8 million, one of the largest single Medicare ambulance fraud cases ever prosecuted by the Justice Department....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Sues E-Cigarette Giants JUUL and Altria
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 711 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The complaint alleges that, for a period of more than five years, the defendants misleadingly marketed JUUL e-cigarettes, intending to hook users on the product in the same manner used by tobacco companies in the marketing of cigarettes....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
The Separation of Powers Limitation on Hawaii’s Emergency Authority
By Robert Thomas @ 10:53 PM :: 843 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, COVID-19

...a hard look at the most important limitation on government power in an emergency, the statutory requirement that any emergency proclamation automatically terminates no later than sixty days after it is issued....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Lockdown victims include Hawaii healthcare providers
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 776 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, COVID-19

...by mid-April, the same Convention Center that was poised to be converted into extra hospital facilities was instead turned into a phone bank facility to handle the influx of unemployment claims....

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Veterans’ Health Administration Health Care System Leadership Change in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 736 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Dr. Robinson will oversee the delivery of health care to an estimated 129,000 Veterans, a $327.8 million annual operating budget, and over 1,400 employees....

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Saturday, May 30, 2020
Med Quest Junks Plan to Cancel 38,000 Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 4:49 AM :: 821 Views :: Health Care

...In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Med-QUEST to Issue New Request for Proposal for Managed Care Organizations....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Report: HMSA Payment Plan Imposing Burdens On Providers, Hurting Patients
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 877 Views :: Health Care

...Survey Finds More Than Eight In Ten Primary Care Providers Would Not Recommend New Practitioner Come To Hawai’i As State Battles Physician Shortage Amid COVID-19 Crisis....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Public Hospitals: Hawaii Spends the Most, Gets Nearly the Least
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 864 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii Ranks 45th for Public Hospital System Quality ....

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Hawaii Wastes Thousands of COVID Testing Opportunities Every Day
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 2919 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii has a 5,000 test per day capacity, yet access to testing is restricted and day after day only a few hundred tests are performed....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
2020 Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 984 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii Hospitals Graded for overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors....

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Friday, May 8, 2020
Hawaii Grade 'F' for Health Care Price Transparency Laws
By News Release @ 5:45 AM :: 767 Views :: Health Care

... The best, worst states for healthcare payment reform ....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 1107 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...2020’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Sunday, May 3, 2020
VIDEO: Is Hawaii taxing healthcare to death?
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:00 PM :: 1431 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...Hawaii doesn't have enough doctors and other medical providers. Could Hawaii's tax system be a reason for the shortage?....

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Big Island Hospitals Re-open Elective Surgeries, Outpatient Services
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 1305 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, COVID-19

...Clinics and outpatient services, such as imaging and rehabilitation services, were significantly reduced last month and elective procedures were ceased in order to limit the spread of COVID-19....

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
Taxing Medical Practice to Death
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1366 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

...Unless you like the idea of having doctors in rural areas being scarcer than toilet paper....

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Maui Hospital Coverup? COVID-19 Cluster Developing Since Mid-March
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 4011 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

...Health officials say the outbreak started in mid-March.  But HNN learned top members within the emergency command weren’t privy to the information until Wednesday morning....

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Remove GE Tax from Medical Practices to Save Private MDs
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 1056 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

...We have a 44% shortage of physicians on the Big Island....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Assisted Suicide lobby using COVID 19 to promote assisting suicides via telehealth.
By Selected News Articles @ 10:07 PM :: 936 Views :: Health Care, Life, COVID-19

"...As always, we are responding quickly to the needs and opportunities of the times...."

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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lead. Grant relief. Don’t take more. Please.
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 851 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... Now’s Not The Time To Raise Taxes And Fees....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
COVID Hawaii: 14 New Cases, 120 Total
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 834 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

...To date, there have been more than 5,800 tests conducted for COVID-19 samples from Hawai‘i with 120 positive results.... 

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Friday, March 27, 2020
YB Uses COVID as Excuse to Impose Freight Rules it has Wanted for Years
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 1185 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, COVID-19

...IQ Test: Do you believe that banning these cargoes protects YB workers from Corona Virus?....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Ethics: HHSC Manager Retires, Goes to Work for Contractor
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 1091 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Health Care

...time was spent communicating with her former co-workers at the Health Information Management department....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Straub Employee Snooped Medical Records for Six Years
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 1257 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

"...On March 17, 2020, we mailed letters to all affected individuals...."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii Jumps from 46th to 11th
By Wallet Hub @ 1:22 PM :: 1128 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

...what a difference a week makes....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ige Statewide 'Stay at Home' Order Thru April 30
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1290 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Media personnel are amongst the exempted 'Essential Businesses'....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Map: COVID Spreads Across Pacific Islands
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 835 Views :: Health Care

...As of 22 March 2020, 27 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by Guam....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1334 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaii Medicaid Spending High, Quality Low
By Wallet Hub @ 12:44 PM :: 772 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 17th for Medicaid spending, 46th for quality....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Legislators: Ige's Tourism Shutdown is not Enough
By News Release @ 5:18 AM :: 919 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

"...The only way to contain community spread of the virus is to impose a shelter-in-place directive upon all persons in Hawaii...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Hawaiian Airlines to Suspend Most Long-Haul Passenger Service Due to New State of Hawai‘i Quarantine Order
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 878 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...Airline to focus on returning guests home ahead of Hawai‘i’s March 26 quarantine....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Kauai Mayor Stay-at-Home Order and Nightly Curfew
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 1623 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE--Stay Home Order Imposed: Caldwell Updates COVID Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 1849 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...all individuals are ordered to stay at their place of residence startyng Mon March 23, 2020 at 430pm....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Maui County Stay-Home Order: Tourists Blocked from Road to Hana
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1421 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Hawaii: The Road to Corona Recovery Leads Through Japan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 4063 Views :: Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Governor Ige’s 14-day quarantine announcement may feel like a health precaution, but it's really a tourism marketing plan....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
UPDATE: 56 COVID Cases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 1184 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Another eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hawai’i as of noon Sunday, state officials said....

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ige Imposes 14-Day Quarantine
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1481 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Tourism

“...With the majority of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 cases linked to travel, it is critical that we further mitigate the spread of the virus by both residents and visitors who are coming from out-of-state....”

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Working to protect our freedoms
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 1098 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...In this uncertain and anxious time, we already are seeing many questionable proposals being put forth....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Hawaii COVID Hits 37: 11 New Cases
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 988 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"...Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson confirmed that two of the cases show evidence of community spread...."

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Friday, March 20, 2020
COVID Committee Meets in Secret: Harbors Div Closes Hawaii to Cruise Ships, Airports Div Next
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1663 Views :: Health Care, Military, Tourism

...This plan identifies three levels of risk: 1) Limited community transmission, 2) Sustained community transmission, 3) Widespread community transmission....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
Corona Virus: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 970 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...with 26 cases and no deaths, Hawaii has the 43rd highest count of Corona Virus cases in USA....

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