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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 112 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hawaii State Hospital Employees Game Overtime System
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 AM :: 3098 Views :: Health Care, Labor

A federal court order is being ignored so union members at the Hawai’i State Hospital can manipulate work rules....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hospital Crisis: How to Use Union Work Rules for Fun and Profit
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 AM :: 4147 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Hawaii public hospital workers earn less but cost more than their private sector counterparts.  How is that possible?

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hospital Reform? Randy Perreira Says "F*** You"
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 AM :: 11333 Views :: Health Care

..."Andrew Walden of the Hawai'i Free Press, actually called HHSC the 'HGEA job trust'"....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
HGEA Hospital Debacle: DOH Places Seven On Leave
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 435 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...after decades ignoring the festering problems at the HGEA job trust State Hospital, AG and DoH pretend to suddenly be oh-so-very-concerned....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2017 Survey: Home Health Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 414 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...the annual median cost of long term care services in Hawaii increased an average of 5.51 percent from 2016 to 2017....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
‘Psychopathic’ escapee from Hawaii arrested in Stockton
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 375 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputies said they arrested Randall Saito, the Hawaii State Hospital escapee, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.....

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Hawaii doesn’t need ‘certificate of need’ laws
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:21 PM :: 740 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...the median wait time for treatment in the Queen’s Medical Center ER is about six hours and 20 minutes....

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Fattest States? Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 715 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Obamacare: Ins Div Approves Yet Another Round of Massive Rate Hikes
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 807 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...These rates are expected to affect approximately 34,000 individuals currently purchasing ACA individual plans....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Congress to Investigate Lack of VA Care in Pacific Island Territories
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 667 Views :: Health Care, Military

...veterans in American Samoa must travel over 2,500 miles to receive care in Hawaii....

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
State’s Hyperbaric Treatment Center to remain closed through November
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1139 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... “next nearest chambers on Guam and the mainland”....

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Brian Schatz wants to put you on Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 791 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

“We want to make sure that people understand that we have a vision for the future.” -- Sen Brian Schatz

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Friday, October 06, 2017
RU486: ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Abortion Drug Litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 AM :: 1050 Views :: Health Care, Life

...The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over federal restrictions that require a doctor's prescription to get an abortion pill....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 955 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii moved up from 11th to 7th ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 647 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...According to the Social Security Administration, one in five Americans lives with a disability, and one in 10 has a severe disability....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Why is Hawaii so Healthy? Gallup vs Bloomberg
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 1333 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Gallup says it's exercise, Bloomberg says it's labor unions....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1233 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
​GOP Obamacare Repeal Deal Would Boost Hawaii Medicare and Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 947 Views :: Health Care

...Provides for an increased federal Medicaid matching rate (FMAP) for both Alaska and Hawaii....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1305 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 778 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
How to fix health care in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:28 PM :: 956 Views :: Health Care

...foster greater competition among doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies, by simplifying the regulatory environment....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
DoH Cancels Flu Vaccinations at Dozens of Oahu Schools and All Private Schools
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 1007 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...the State can pay billions for Rail but it can't pay thousands for vaccinations....

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Sunday, September 03, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 1231 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...A copy of the decision, Rachel H. v. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, is attached....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 1032 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Hawaii 4th-Lowest Obesity Rate
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 785 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8 percent, up from 15.7 percent in 2000 and from 8.9 percent in 1990....

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii: Fewest Nurses Per Capita in USA
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 1126 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Burned Out: Is Your State Full of Overworked Doctors and Nurses?....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Schatz: Put Everybody on Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 PM :: 1142 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...The senator also purports to somehow raise the payment rates that Medicaid doles out to hospital systems and physicians, but how he would do so remains unclear....

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 AM :: 1261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:14 PM :: 1174 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has no soda tax. But that's not for lack of trying.....

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Hawaii, 2017: 15 Cases of Rat Lungworm and Counting
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 884 Views :: Health Care

...This year, the state confirmed a total of 15 cases of the serious parasitic infection, which is the highest number of cases reported in the state over the last decade....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 893 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Unexpected update from FDA halts federal regulations and embraces e-cigarettes....

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Friday, July 28, 2017
Hawaii a case study in how government can make basic healthcare a nightmare
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 1725 Views :: Health Care

...the state-run Maui Memorial Hospital faced every problem a medical facility could. Dogged by consistently low professional accreditation ratings, it lacked specialists and had constant funding shortfalls. Patients regularly had to be airlifted to Honolulu, even for trauma care....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Hirono: I get most of my Intel from Watching TV
By Video @ 11:05 PM :: 1631 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care, Politicians

..."Well, mainly I get my news from watching you guys on TV" Hirono said....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 1215 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 969 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1134 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"It has been a long journey to bring us to this historic transition"

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Monday, June 26, 2017
What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 1365 Views :: Health Care, Military

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Medicaid Expansion Crowds Emergency Rooms
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 962 Views :: Health Care

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 1384 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Saturday, June 03, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 1401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 1139 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

As case number 15 of rat lungworm disease came to light last month, my blood boils a bit because of what has happened over the last several years....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 942 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Controversial New VA Director to Host Kauai Town Hall Meeting
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 1156 Views :: Health Care, Military

...5pm Friday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 1332 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 1234 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 1712 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
SB501: Mandatory Abortion Promotion -- Final Reading House and Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 1602 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The bill will have it's final reading in the House on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the 9:00 a.m. Floor Session.  The Senate reading is also scheduled for May 2, 2017, during the 10:00 a.m. Floor Session....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 1396 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

... MAY 4, 2017 -- ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE ....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 1869 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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