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Friday, March 22, 2019
High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:08 PM :: 204 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...higher medical costs increase our state’s debt — and Hawaii taxpayers might be the ones who end up paying for it....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump (again) Over Abortion (again)
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 236 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...Since its creation in 2009, the TPP Program has provided nearly $1 billion....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 183 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Hawaii Department of Public Safety to Ensure Equal Access to Its Programs for Inmates With Disabilities....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Grant Supports Drive to make UH, Chaminade, Kauai CC 100% Tobacco Free
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 199 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...support efforts to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 757 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

... Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Employer Hold Open Injured Worker's Position Eternally?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:33 PM :: 537 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...Amicus Brief: Employer Can Fill Injured Worker's Position If There Are Legitimate Business Reasons For Doing So....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
TelAbortion: Hawaii Doctors, Lawyers Plan the Abortion Future
By Selected News Articles @ 12:19 AM :: 647 Views :: Health Care, Life

...As of the end of January, two hundred and eighty-three women had received TelAbortions, a hundred and fifty-eight of them in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump Over Abortion Sales Pitch
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 445 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Under the new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providers in any clinic that receives Title X funding will be barred from referring a patient for an abortion ....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
HB664 / SB674: Legislators Push Sex Change for Autistic Children
By Andrew Walden @ 9:38 PM :: 1753 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Millions of dollars from the DoE budget are on the line if HB664 or SB674  “Relating to Gender Identity” becomes law.... 

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Grassroot Institute Plans Events on Oahu, Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 PM :: 377 Views :: Health Care

...Why is health care so expensive?...Who is winning the Battle of Ideas?....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
SB1009 Negates Public Health Benefits of Vaping
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 687 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... SB1009 threatens the efficacy of a tobacco harm reduction tool that has helped millions of adult Americans quit smoking cigarettes ....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Housing Instability and Crowding a Hardship for Hawaii Babies
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 695 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks among top half of all states for babies, according to a first-of-its kind report. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 494 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii residents reported the highest wellbeing in the U.S. in 2018, reaching the top spot for the seventh time since Gallup began tracking wellbeing in 2008....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
Hawaii Nursing Homes Highest Quality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a five-star, quality rating system for nursing homes....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Medical Care is a Right—Except When it isn’t
By Mary Smart @ 9:41 PM :: 724 Views :: Health Care, Life

...In the State of Hawaii we protect turtle eggs and other animals, and yet we don’t give the same protections to our young humans....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
HB1184: Legislators Vote Down Infant Born Alive Protection Bill
By Mary Smart @ 5:21 AM :: 1458 Views :: Health Care, Life

... it is the first time in many years that a PRO-LIFE bill was actually heard in a committee ....

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Thursday, February 07, 2019
VA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 641 Views :: Health Care, Military

...To share information, resources, hear feedback from customers and to answer questions on VA health care, benefits, and memorial affairs....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
There’s insufficient evidence your sunscreen harms coral reefs
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 841 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Tourism

...the few studies that have addressed the environmental impacts of sunscreens experimentally “are not representative of real world conditions”....

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Hawaii's dangerous idea: Allowing people to smoke is equivalent to killing them
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 PM :: 910 Views :: Health Care, Life, Taxes

...This way of thinking could justify government intervention in nearly all aspects of a person's life....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
States with the Best Dental Health -- Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:41 PM :: 551 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
Auditor: Should Insurers be Required to Cover Mainland Air Ambulance?
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:54 PM :: 538 Views :: Health Care

...The two largest health insurance providers in the State reported a total of 28 members that were recommended for medical transportation to the continental United States for treatment in 2016 and 2017. Insurance coverage was not provided in 11 cases, all of which involved members from a single insurance provider....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Medicaid Fraud: DHS Still Not Doing the Real Work
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:32 AM :: 809 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The recommendations not implemented are the ones where DHS actually has to go out and catch fraudsters, instead of just talking about it....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 751 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report Finds Hawaii Must Do More to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Bullying, Safe Places: 2019 Keiki Caucus Package
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 608 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Bills include tobacco restrictions, bullying prevention, safe places for youth....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Naming Names: Hawaii Politicians Profit from Sub-Minimum Wage Sweatshops for the Disabled
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 2458 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...secrets of the system in our state through which public funds are funneled into private pockets while workers with disabilities toil away in sweatshops....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Video: Origins of the Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 781 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Dr. Jeffrey Singer exposes the facts and myths about the opioid overdose problem in the United States....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 928 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hawaii Smokers Lose $48K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 805 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...The Real Cost of Smoking by State....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th for Service, 49th for Opportunity
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1016 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion 2019 Ranks States on Policies and Programs that Encourage Employment and Community Living....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
SPED Parents Asked to Sign up for Medicaid
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 962 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan....

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Friday, January 04, 2019
Government-Funded Sweatshops: No Minimum Wage for Hawaii Disabled Workers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:39 PM :: 2392 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...people with disabilities in Hawaii often work for pennies per hour while living on welfare benefits....

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Friday, December 28, 2018
Obamacare Waiver: Hawaii Only State to Skip Reinsurance
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 PM :: 1838 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...Reinsurance programs help insulate insurers from heavy losses if they end up enrolling a higher-risk population with higher claims. Insurers can thus lower their premiums, instead of raising rates....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Schatz: My Bills Designed to Trick Public into Accepting Socialized Medicine
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 PM :: 1524 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii said in an interview. “This is about moving the so-called Overton window.”....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
UH Study: Tweekers 15.1% of Emergency Room Traffic at Hawaii Hospital
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 1532 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Amphetamine-positive patients spent more time per visit on average in the emergency department and were more likely to require medication and physical restraints....

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Monday, December 17, 2018
National Report: Hawaii Ranks 13th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1511 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Hawaii is spending $4.5 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 32.9 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Report: Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1289 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... America’s Health Rankings Annual Report ....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Whitewash: HGEA Members at State Hospital Get No Punishment for Saito Escape
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 1922 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Saito had sexual relations with at least three hospital staff members. Saito has been known for his manipulative nature, and sources say sexual relations took place on multiple occasions where he was able to obtain contraband ....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 1275 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...total cost of premiums and potential spending on deductibles ranging from $4,664 in Hawaii to more than $8,000 in eight states....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
​Medicaid waivers allowed for inpatient psychiatric treatment
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1044 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...a milestone for our efforts to reduce the preventable tragedies caused by the lack of inpatient treatment....

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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 1104 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Auditor Rips Health Department Oversight of Board and Care Homes
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:19 PM :: 1208 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...Why is this such a difficult issue?  Because care home owners 'vote' their patients....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 1460 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...“Fat” is becoming the new normal in America....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA has Lowest Job Vacancy Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 PM :: 1146 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Honolulu VA has the jobs filled--but its still not getting the job done....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA Touts Few Improvements
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1627 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 1558 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii among three most expensive states for home health aide services and for long term care in nursing facilities....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1242 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Which States Fill the Most (and Fewest) Prescriptions for Erectile Dysfunction Drugs?....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Premature Birth--Hawaii Grade 'D'
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 1083 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii-10.4% of live births are premature....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 1354 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Yes, your insurance rates will be going up, but we need our weed.  You straights exist to service us.  It is the order of things....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 1550 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Hawaii students tried to take their own lives at a higher rate than their peers across the country....

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Sunday, October 28, 2018
Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 2877 Views :: Health Care, Military

...their overall statistics are in the bottom 10th percentile of the rating scale for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, employee satisfaction, primary care new patient wait time, and mental health continuity of care....

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