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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1585 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
‘CON’ laws hindering access to better Hawaii healthcare
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 AM :: 1556 Views :: Health Care

... repealing CON laws in Hawaii could result in “11 more hospitals, including four more rural hospitals [and] two more ambulatory surgical centers” ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Zoom-ing in on Better Healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:02 PM :: 1548 Views :: Health Care

... Could broader use of telehealth improve the quality of healthcare in Hawaii? ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Queens to Buy Wahiawa Hospital
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 1701 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Queen’s to formalize the purchase of WGH scheduled for March 31, 2024 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
DoH Hosts Healthy Hawaiʻi Strategic Plan 2030 Summit
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 1598 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... DOH convened more than 250 stakeholders, advocates, and visionaries across the state to discuss the Healthy Hawai‘i Strategic Plan 2030 ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Hawaii Health Department 'Commitment to Transgender Rights'
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1786 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

... the statement denounces discrimination, including transphobia and transphobic action, which is recognized as a threat to public health ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
A simple way to improve Hawaii healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:48 PM :: 1846 Views :: Health Care

... now in a locked room at the Honolulu airport, waiting for state officials ....

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Wrath of CON: Updating Hawaii’s Healthcare Policy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:55 AM :: 1780 Views :: Health Care

... Hawaii’s hospitals, walk-in clinics and other healthcare providers have been held back for decades by arcane regulations known as 'certificate of need' laws ....

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
Hawaii AG Sues pharmacy benefit managers
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1551 Views :: Health Care

... The complaint alleges that the PBMs’ business practices have driven skyrocketing prices for brand-name prescription medications over the past decade ....

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Hawaii AG Sues to Keep Feeding 'Gender Change' Drugs to Minors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:34 PM :: 1911 Views :: Family, Health Care

... "surgeries that remove or add body parts associated with a given gender – such as genital removal or breast removal" and "treatments using puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for the purpose of developing characteristics inconsistent with a child's sex." ....

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
HELP: Student Loans to be repaid for Medical Professionals who Commit to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 2284 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... $30 million in educational loan debt repayment to health professionals licensed or otherwise certified to practice in and provide care to patients in Hawai‘i ....

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
Lahaina Fire: MedQuest Stops Terminations
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1797 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... coverage will continue through at least the end of this year without interruption except for those who voluntarily ask Med-QUEST to end their coverage, those who have moved out of state or those who are deceased ....

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
Hawaii healthcare takes more hits
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:11 PM :: 1814 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... among the heartbreaking losses earlier this month in fire-ravaged Lahaina were three healthcare clinics that served approximately 30,000 patients ....

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
DoH, Kapiolani Hospital Ink Abortion Pill Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1688 Views :: Health Care, Life

... KMCWC will purchase a year’s supply of mifepristone (1,000 doses), and DOH will reimburse KMCWC for any unused doses ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
​New healthcare law a practical and philosophical win for Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1819 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... how a licensure compact is likely to benefit Hawaii residents ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Let's stay focused on helping Lahaina fire victims--Eventually the Facts Will Come Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:06 PM :: 2023 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Taxes
  • waiving property taxes for the affected property owners
  • clearing the way for out-of-state medical professionals to attend to the needs of those affected by the tragedy
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Hawaii AG joins 20 state coalition against ban on castration of underage boys
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 2267 Views :: Family, Health Care

... a coalition of 20 states (including Hawaii) opposing "anti-transgender" laws in Tennessee and Kentucky blocking children from receiving puberty blocking hormones and gender change surgeries .... 

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Lawsuit Alleges Waimanalo Foster Girls Sexually Abused--and DHS Knew
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 PM :: 4449 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... medical records from November 8, 2019--given to DHS--indicate that Sibling 1 and Sibling 2 likely had been sexually abused ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Queens Hospital Bum Flop Stays Full
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 2696 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

... 15 patients come off the homeless merry go round for a while ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Healthcare Crisis on the Island of Molokaʻi
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 PM :: 2582 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... Imagine an island with no doctors permanently living there, where patients must travel by air to access specialized medical care ....

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
DoH, UH Scheme to Hide Your Children's Sex Change Surgery from You
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 3320 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

..."minors 14 years of age or older" can "consent to outpatient mental health services without the consent, knowledge or participation of their parents or legal guardians, upon consultation and agreement of their licensed therapist."....

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
How a new law will help ease Hawaii's doctor shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 3327 Views :: Health Care

... A national expert and a leading local doctor will take a deep look at how Hawaii will benefit from working together with other states ....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
Homeless Medical Respite Fills up in One Month
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 1705 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

... 13 total intakes, 3 patient discharges, and a total of 189 unduplicated shower uses from members of the surrounding community during the first month of project operation ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
DoH Publishes Red Hill Exposure Assessment
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 2224 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Health Care, Military

... Report summarizes potential chemical exposure to residents from 2021 jet fuel exposure ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
Happy Day for Hawaii Healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 2283 Views :: Health Care

... physicians from around the country will enjoy an expedited path to licensure in our state ....

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Friday, June 23, 2023
Hawaii Tops Health Rankings Again
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 357 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... but Hawaii is among the worst states in terms of women receiving early prenatal care ....

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
How Grassroot Institute is working for a better Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:16 PM :: 2086 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

... Grassroot Institute “actually proposed 15 model bills this year that were introduced and got one across the finish line, which was the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact” ....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Some gems amid Legislature’s overspending?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 2020 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... two bills that would improve Hawaii’s economy ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
New video says telehealth calls with mainland docs should be allowed
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:23 PM :: 1837 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The ban on teleconferencing with mainland doctors was lifted during the COVID-19 crisis, but should be lifted permanently ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Tripler Culture and Malpractice: Contrasting military medical centers and private hospitals
By Selected News Articles @ 10:50 PM :: 2386 Views :: Health Care, Military

... Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, has paid out over $108 million since 1997 due to malpractice settlements and verdicts ....

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Sunday, May 28, 2023
GET on Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2305 Views :: Health Care, Military, Taxes, Cost of Living

... One of the bills in this past legislative session that fell to the cutting room floor when it probably shouldn’t have was Senate Bill 1035, which would have exempted medical services provided by health care providers if the services were paid for by Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 2135 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

"... urgently take action to create safe and healthy digital environments that minimize harm and safeguard children’s and adolescents’ mental health ...."

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Sunday, May 21, 2023
A short list for the governor
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:32 AM :: 2174 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... use his line-item veto power to trim back this massive spending overreach, including the $200 million “slush fund” ...

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Saturday, May 20, 2023
VIDEO: Why Hawaii might soon have more doctors
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:01 PM :: 1846 Views :: Health Care

... SB674 awaiting the signature of Gov. Josh Green would allow physicians from other states to more easily practice here ....

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Monday, May 15, 2023
Hawaii Alzheimer's Patient Count Expected to Increase 20%
By Selected News Articles @ 5:19 AM :: 2025 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... States Where Alzheimer's Is Expected to Soar by 2025 ....

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Saturday, May 13, 2023
‘One step forward, one step back’ was Legislature’s MO
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 2091 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Small Business

... the Legislature approved a bill authorizing the state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which will help alleviate the state’s doctor shortage, but shelved other licensure compact bills that would have applied to nurses and other healthcare professionals. It also failed to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax ....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Worst State for Nurses -- Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 2283 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Annual Nursing Salary When Adjusted for Cost of Living ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
$18M to Keep Kona Hospital on Life Support
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 2345 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

... toward upgrades to infrastructure to mitigate the risk of the hospital's closure ....

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Friday, April 14, 2023
HB1255: Crunch Time for West Maui Hospital
By News Release @ 6:43 AM :: 2263 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... HB1255 and SB1476 in support of $20 million Special Purpose Revenue Bond (SPRB) for West Maui Hospital ....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
DoH Releases Hawai‘i Youth Risk Behavior Survey
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2613 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Drugs

... Topics covered in the survey include unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy; protective factors; mental health and suicide; dietary behaviors; and physical activity ....

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Three reasons why Hawaii's healthcare is in trouble
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:06 AM :: 2001 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... three reasons: the state general excise tax, Hawaii's occupational licensure laws and the state's medical certificate-of-need laws ....

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Update Hawaii licensing laws to attract more doctors
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:05 AM :: 1964 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... medical professionals have found Hawaii to be an increasingly uninviting place to practice ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Maui Physician Charged with Unlawful Distribution of Hydrocodone
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 1901 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Drugs

... in June 2022, an undercover agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) sought an appointment with Boulange, posing as a new patient seeking a prescription of opioids ....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
After 42 Years Hawaii Finally Compliant with “Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services”
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 1888 Views :: Health Care

... Hawai‘i has joined the rest of the nation in implementing sweeping changes that enable residents with disabilities and older adults to live and participate fully in their communities ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:54 PM :: 2279 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks 51st ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Abortion Bill Clears Final House Committee
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:09 PM :: 2103 Views :: Health Care, Life

... SB1SD2 added language (over 40 pages) to protect medical providers that perform abortions ....

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Thursday, February 23, 2023
New report urges licensure reform to boost ranks of medical workers
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:52 AM :: 1983 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says making it easier for qualified medical professionals to practice here would improve healthcare access ....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act Keeps Employer Insurance Costs High
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 AM :: 2139 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... This can make it very difficult for Hawaii employers to offer HDHPs to their employees ....

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Legislative Week in Review: Abortion, Drugs, Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:14 PM :: 2265 Views :: Health Care, Life, Drugs

... Hawaii Legislators' cradle-to-grave plan for your life .... 

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
DoH: Hawaii among highest hepatitis B death rates nationwide
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1682 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... In 2019, the rate for Hawaiʻi (1.17 per 100,000) was almost three times the national rate (0.42 per 100,000) ....

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