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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Rankings Mixed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 1801 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2021’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Hawaii Top Ten Hospitals Ranked for Outcomes, Efficiency
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 3060 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... NOTE: Hospitals ranking best for outcomes and efficiency rank lowest for equity ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
'Certificate of Need' stands in way of improving healthcare in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:45 PM :: 1868 Views :: Health Care

...  Since 2006, state officials have rejected over $200 million worth of certificate-of-need requests, which would have added more than 200 hospital beds to meet Hawaii’s medical needs ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2021’s Most Obese States--Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 2042 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese ....

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Saturday, November 13, 2021
Strike Halted, Tentative Agreement Reached Between Alliance Unions and Kaiser Permanente
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2064 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions reached tentative agreement on a four-year contract ....

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1819 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....

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Monday, November 8, 2021
State Launches ABLE Savings Program for Disabled
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 2164 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

... In 2019, Gov. Ige signed Kal’s Law, which allowed individuals with a qualifying disability to work full-time at minimum wage without losing state or federal benefits. This year, Gov. Ige signed a bill that became Act 55 — which removes the practice of paying individuals a sub-minimum wage based solely on the fact the individual has a disability ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians authorize strike in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 2408 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Clinicians are also seeking a state investigation into Kaiser’s violation of laws ensuring parity for mental health care ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Has Hawaii forgotten that it legalized assisted suicide?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 2517 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Since legalization, a total of 59 people have died after taking advantage of the Our Care Our Choice Act ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 2572 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 2628 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 AM :: 6866 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 3894 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care, COVID-19

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaint Against Pang After Legislators Demand Firing
By News Release @ 6:34 AM :: 3660 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii feed stores seeing spike in Ivermectin sales--One Person Poisoned ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DoH to Receive 500 Healthcare Surge Staff
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 2128 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... They are expected to work in Hawai‘i for eight weeks each ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
UH Med School to Transfer 100 Employees to Queen's Hospital
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 2504 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... A key component of this affiliation agreement is the creation of a combined physician group to be named The Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG). ...

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Ethics: COVID Profiteering by DoH Employee
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 2755 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... used his state computer and state email account to send an email to the Chief Executive Officer of a private health care facility in which he solicited the CEO to purchase personal protective equipment from a private company, M&W Suppliers ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
Hawaii Sister Islands Among 15 US Counties with biggest primary health care worker shortages
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 2600 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii County 3rd worst, Maui 5th, Kauai 13th ....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Hawaii ranks 2nd healthiest state in US
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 3413 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... best and worst ranked states closely correlate with 2020 presidential election results ....

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Best States for Nurses--Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 2512 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks 48th for nursing salary when cost of living is factored in ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
HB891: Proposed Taser Law Would Outlaw Common Medical Devices
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 2917 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

"...any portable device that is designed to discharge electric energy, charge, voltage, or current into the body...."

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Hawaii 2nd Best State for Children’s Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 AM :: 2988 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2021’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
DCCA: Obamacare Enrollment Extended Again
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 3429 Views :: Health Care

... extension of a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Marketplace coverage until August 15 ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Hawaii Nurses Pay #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 3405 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

... the 11,260 Hawaii RNs annual mean salary is $104,830 ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Stimulus Bill Expands Access to Free or Low-Cost Healthcare Coverage for Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 2530 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... One provision provides a 100 percent COBRA subsidy for up to six months. Another provision increases the Premium Tax Credit, which will extend Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies to higher-income individuals ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
SB56 tax scare could have long-lasting effect
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:02 PM :: 2547 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... it is doubtful any of Hawaii’s proposed tax increases this year will, if enacted, achieve the goal of increasing state revenues. More likely, they will further damage the economy and prompt even more of our family, friends and neighbors to move away ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
Doctors' Pay? Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 3255 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the 5th lowest Avg. Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
​Doctors Tell State of Hawaii: ‘I’m leaving’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 AM :: 9166 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

... There are few things more nonsensical than encouraging doctors to leave a state during a pandemic, but that is exactly what the Hawaii State Legislature is doing .... 

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
Former Hawaii doctor tells why he moved to the mainland
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:39 PM :: 5918 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... I have a 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom house on half an acre with a view that stretches to a river, and that house costs me $539,000 ....

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
How to worsen our doctor shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:15 AM :: 2892 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii is down by more than 1,000 physicians, with no prospect of the situation improving ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Raising Hawaii taxes could worsen MD shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:58 PM :: 3484 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... Lawmakers may impose the highest income tax in the nation on Hawaii residents making over $200,000, and this may be damaging to Hawaii's health system ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
VIDEO: Have Medical Professionals Been Forgotten Now That the Vaccine Has Arrived?
By Video @ 2:24 PM :: 3043 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The oversized postcard measures eight by twelve feet long is now on display at Castle Medical Center ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Nurses at Maui Health System Vote to Approve Contract
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 3148 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, COVID-19

... The contract rewards the risks taken and sacrifices made by these workers during the pandemic ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
How Many Deficiencies? 43 Hawaii Nursing Homes Ranked
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 2653 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Only 5 Hawaii Nursing Homes Score Better Than 'D' ....

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hawaii Gives 1.18 million syringes to drug addicts
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2566 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... And provided overdose prevention training and nasal naloxone to over 1,000 drug addicts ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Maui Nurses Tentative Contract
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 2996 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

... The registered nurses and other health care workers of Maui Health System reached a tentative contract agreement with MHS management just past 1:00 am HST Friday morning ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey--'Promising Trends'
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 2842 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Over 12,000 Hawai‘i students in grades 9 through 12 participated in the 2019 survey ....

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Saturday, February 6, 2021
$510K Fine for Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 2761 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, COVID-19

... During a follow-up revisit of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home on Jan. 6, 2021, inspectors found the facility to be in compliance, avoiding a mandatory termination of the facility on April 16, 2021 ....

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Saturday, January 30, 2021
Lung Assn: Hawaii Legislators Score 'F' on Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 2445 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

“...Because of COVID-19, we are all thinking more about lung health. Now is the time for lawmakers to act and take this opportunity to achieve lasting reductions in tobacco-related death and disease....”

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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Legislature Begins Session with Drugs and Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:59 PM :: 3251 Views :: Health Care, Life, Drugs

... Bill Tracking at the Legislature Begins ....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Hawaii Best-paying States for Nurses--But Still 8th Worst Housing Hours Worked
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 AM :: 3162 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... 33 Hours worked to afford median rent for nurses -- Hawaii ranks 43rd ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Hawaii: Lifetime Cost of Smoking $2.9M
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 AM :: 2669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... potential monetary losses — including both the lifetime and annual cost of a cigarette pack per day, health care expenditures, income losses and other costs .... 

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign up Here: Hospitals Start Vaccinating Age 75+
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 5060 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

... Maui Memorial and Adventist Health are not waiting for the DoH any more ....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Physician Workforce Assessment Project -- 50% Shortage in Many Specialties
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 3181 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Statewide, the greatest specialty shortages by percentage are: Colorectal Surgery (65%), Pathology (64%), Pulmonology (63%), Infectious Disease (58%), Allergy/Immunology (55%), and Hematology/Oncology (44%) ....

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Monday, January 4, 2021
2020: A Year in the Life of a Healthcare Worker
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:25 PM :: 2534 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... being at a facility with a positive worker sparked change for me ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Hawaii Joins Democrat States Proposing Changes to Obamacare
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 2216 Views :: Health Care

... the group of commissioners detailed six immediate or critical policy recommendations and six longer-term recommendations for the Biden administration to consider ....

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Monday, December 21, 2020
Congress Restores Medicaid for COFA Citizens after 24 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 10:05 PM :: 3389 Views :: Health Care

... revising a drafting mistake in the 1996 welfare reform bill that barred the islanders from the program ....

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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Hawaii: Obamacare Funnels Taxpayer Money To Cover Elective Abortions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 AM :: 2649 Views :: Health Care, Life

...in Hawaii every available Obamacare plan covers elective abortions....

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Saturday, December 12, 2020
Obamacare Sign up Deadline December 15
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1823 Views :: Health Care

... Individual health insurance plans must be selected by December 15, 2020 to have coverage for 2021 ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Case Bill: Shift State COFA Costs to Federal Government
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2965 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

... Compact Impact Fairness Act Aims At Growing Burden On States and Territories, Now $200 Million Annually for Hawai’i Alone, For Uncovered Services To Resident Migrants From The Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia ....

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