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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 :: 6073 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 :: 5852 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 :: 5075 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 :: 5522 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...The State is the senior partner in the tobacco industry....

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Friday, December 9, 2016
How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:36 PM :: 4181 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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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 4160 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

2015 Gallup Healthways State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 5374 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Completed Vaccination Consent Forms due to Schools by December 16....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Obama’s Recession Produced Greater Inequality in Health
By UHERO @ 11:25 PM :: 4279 Views :: Health Care

...obesity and overweight rates increased high school educated people, while there is weak evidence that they decreased for the college educated....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
American Legion Forum to Discuss Hawaii VA Care
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 5649 Views :: Health Care, Military

The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at the Oahu Veterans Center at 1299 Kukila St, Honolulu....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Abortion by mail comes to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 7511 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

The idea builds on a trend that is helping women obtain birth control more easily....

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Interior Department Still Trying to Sell Doomed Obamacare Program to Micronesia
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 4697 Views :: Health Care

...encourage citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) who live in the 50 U.S. States to enroll in health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act....

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Friday, November 4, 2016
Hawaii Hospitals Top New Safety Rankings -- 12 Grade ‘A’
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 4471 Views :: Health Care

...the Fall 2016 release of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a program which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals....

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Hawaii First State to File ‘Complete’ Obamacare Waiver
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 5881 Views :: Health Care

January 1, 2017 is the first day that these waiver programs could take effect....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Obamacare 2017 Premium Hikes 25 Percent. What's Next?
By NCPA @ 3:16 AM :: 5230 Views :: Health Care

Back in June, it looked like the hike would be 16 percent....

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 4188 Views :: Health Care

...job search, job referrals, vocational training, and work-based learning opportunities to individuals with disabilities....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Hawaii Health Insurance Premiums Growing Faster than Most States
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 4892 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...premiums have continued to grow by 5 percent per year or more in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, and Utah....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hawaii Obamacare Premiums Going Up 32% for 2017—Unless You Get a Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 6165 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits

Health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces (also called exchanges) are expected to increase faster in 2017 than in previous years....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Pay for Performance: Budget Busting "Incentives" in Medicare Reform
By NCPA @ 5:59 PM :: 4003 Views :: Health Care

...MACRA imported all the worst elements of Obamacare into Medicare....

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Survey: 47% of Oahu MDs Refusing New Medicare Patients
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 5312 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

463 of the 479 active primary care practices in Oahu were contacted between 2/11/16 and 8/26/16 and questioned about current acceptance of new patients....

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Video: The Town That Privatized Everything
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:58 PM :: 4373 Views :: Health Care

“We’ve never even heard of a publicly run hospital.”

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Health Financing Crown Wears Heavy on the Insurers’ Heads
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:03 PM :: 3596 Views :: Health Care

Some have argued that health insurance is “not insurance”....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Pension Reform? Fiscal responsibility is key to improving state's economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:03 PM :: 6015 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...administration will seek to both accelerate state payments into the Employee Retirement System pension fund and establish new rules for dealing with the privatization of government operations....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Do Hawaii's special-interest-controlled politicians really want a hospital on Maui?
By Jan Shields RN @ 1:26 PM :: 4722 Views :: Health Care

...Maui residents fly over to Oahu, bring thousands of our medical dollars there....  It is a guaranteed income for Oahu hospitals....

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Monday, October 3, 2016
Inclusion for the Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 5th
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 4858 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion, an annual ranking of how well State Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

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Saturday, October 1, 2016
DoH: Hawaii has highest rate of tooth decay among kids
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 5923 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The results of Hawaii Smiles confirm that Hawaii’s children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the United States....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
VA Inspector General Report on VA Pacific Islands Health Care System Honolulu
By News Release @ 11:42 AM :: 5981 Views :: Health Care, Military

...leadership and staff consistently reported difficulty in recruiting and retaining qualified employees due to the cost of living, distance, and isolation of island life....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 7322 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

81.7% Regional Growth in Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices and Employment of Physicians....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Maui Hospital Names Interim CEO
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 5728 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Dr. Barry Shitamoto as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1, 2016.....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 7207 Views :: Environment, Health Care, GMOs
"We all must be diligent in the search for a solution to the mosquito problem that affects humans and animals alike."
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:02 AM :: 6825 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Maui Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 6043 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...the Maui Region Board announces Chief Executive Officer Wesley Lo’s departure effective October 31, 2016....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
House Passes VA Accountability, Appeals Reform
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 5837 Views :: Health Care, Military

...a comprehensive bill to help ensure that veterans like Roy Hall get the benefits they've earned....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 5306 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...In 2015, use of e-cigarettes may have resulted in an additional 18,000 long-term ex-smokers in England....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hawaii Marks Nation’s Sharpest Drop in Hospital Readmissions
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 5020 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii hospital readmissions fell 13.4% in 5 years....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii 7th Best State for Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 4096 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

WalletHub analysts recently compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 3 key dimension: health care costs, access, and outcomes....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii Short 500 Doctors statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 4999 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The latest figures are from the Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment, released today....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
New Report Finds Hawaii's Obesity Rate is 22.7 Percent, Third Lowest
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 4743 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation....

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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Hospital deal is stalled, roadblocked and obstructed in every way
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 8998 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Why are matters of life and death not taking precedence over every other issue facing the state at this time?....

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Hospital delay heightens vulnerability to Hurricanes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:47 PM :: 5743 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

At the very moment when they should be preparing for a possible hurricane, Maui is looking at cutting back health services....

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
EpiPen: A Case Study of Government Harm
By NCPA @ 4:24 PM :: 4235 Views :: Health Care

...the government made a couple of interventions in the market that allowed the manufacturer to raise prices....

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Thanks to Union Stalling Tactics, Maui Hospital to Cut Beds, Services
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 7440 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

The impact of the bed closures will mean a decreased capacity with critical services such as Stroke, Heart, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Trauma and other critical care needs requiring transport to Oahu....

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Kaiser: Union Stalling Pushes Maui Hospital Transfer Date to July 1, 2017
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 7205 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

With a new date of July 1, 2017, we will all avoid the perpetual raising and dashing of expectations as interim closing dates are repeatedly set and cancelled....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
By Selected News Articles @ 9:52 PM :: 7886 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Paper Scripts! Hawaii is the lowest ranked state for electronic prescription of controlled substances ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
ERS Saved: Judge Grants Restraining Order Against SB2077
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 7316 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

SB2077 could result in the ERS plan being disqualified by the Internal Revenue Service....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
‘All Natural Wild Harvest’ Scallops Behind Hepatitis Outbreak
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 4934 Views :: Health Care

...frozen bay scallops produced on November 23-24, 2015 in the Philippines....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Obesity? Hawaii 3rd-Slimmest State
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 4631 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Obesity among Hawaii high schoolers declines, bucking national trend....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hepatitis? Zika? Anti-GMO Crowd Gets Squirrely
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:24 PM :: 6154 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

So what prompted them to address the issue nearly 2 months late? ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hepatitis Traced to Genki Sushi, Frozen Scallops
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 3745 Views :: Health Care

Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai will remain closed until the Department of Health can ensure their safe operation. All frozen scallop products from distributors Koha Oriental Foods and True World Foods are being restricted and will be destroyed....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hawaii Obamacare waiver could serve as national blueprint
By Selected News Articles @ 5:25 AM :: 4841 Views :: Health Care

...we are eliminating the Obamacare exchange; we are doing just fine with prepaid....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Maui: Zika May Have Spread to Local Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 5898 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"...we have been searching house to house the areas where the cases live and visited on Maui. We are looking for additional human cases and looking for mosquitoes and breeding sites....”

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