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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Legislators “stripped out pretty much everything that made it work.”
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:58 PM :: 361 Views :: Development, Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... highlights, frustrations at 2024 Legislature ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 255 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

... more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
How to Nurse Hawaii Back to Good Health
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:59 PM :: 566 Views :: Health Care

... State lawmakers took an important first step last year by passing legislation that allowed Hawaii to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:09 PM :: 631 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Religion, Drugs

... From this point on, there will be no more public input via hearings. ...

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Sunday, March 31, 2024
GET on Health Care, Revisited
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 987 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... HB 1675: GET exemption for medical services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
Leaked WPATH Files Expose Medical Malpractice at Global Transgender Healthcare Authority
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1409 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... The files, which were leaked from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), were published by the US-based think tank Environmental Progress ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 9:24 PM :: 1279 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Drugs

... marijuana, abortion, parental rights ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Hawaii -- Most Affordable State For Healthcare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1309 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii boasts the lowest percentages and costs in several key metrics ....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 1478 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... from the average annual wage of physicians to the number of hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2024
Grassroot Institute Bills on the Move in the Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 AM :: 1214 Views :: Development, Health Care, Cost of Living

... 2024 Legislature resumes session and Grassroot Institute is on the case ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
HB2079 Would Legalize Child Kidnapping for Sex Change
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 8169 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... to allow legal protections for any non-parent with sufficient access and means to remove a child of any age from their home state, and to bring them to Hawaii in the name of receiving “Gender Affirming Care” ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1344 Views :: Family, Health Care, Religion, Drugs

... Final House Vote on Minor Access to Gender Affirmation Care ....

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Thursday, March 7, 2024
HB1675: No GE Tax on Medical Services
By Video @ 3:40 AM :: 1386 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... supporting HB 1675 as the first step in getting rid of GET for medical services ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
State Hospital pretends to make changes in wake of slaying of staffer
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1206 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

... DOH conducted a full safety and security review of the State Operated Specialized Residential Program (SOSRP) and Hawai‘i State Hospital (HSH) facilities ....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Unlicensed Midwives Sue State
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 1393 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... there were no professional licenses in Hawaii before Captain Cook arrived, therefore unlicensed midwifery is 'indigenous' ....

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Monday, February 26, 2024
Reports show assisted suicide continues to grow in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1393 Views :: Health Care, Life

... 197 prescriptions have been written for death-inducing drugs in Hawaii since the passage of the state’s “medical aid in dying” law in 2019 ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1414 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... first, Green's task force will seek out 'traumatized' State employees ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
DoH: Exposing tobacco marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1157 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The tobacco industry spends an estimated $22 million on marketing in Hawaiʻi each year costing the state $611 million in annual health care costs, $1.1 billion in lost productivity, and nearly $1,000 per household in state and federal tax burden ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:33 AM :: 1353 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

... HB1780 Eliminating Good Friday? ....

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Monday, February 5, 2024
Court: HMSA Physician Contracts “oppressive, unconscionable, and unenforceable”
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 3432 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... In a February 2, 2024 Order, 3rd Circuit Judge Robert D S Kim has voided HMSA, HMSA Medicare, and Quest ‘Participating Physician Agreements’ ....

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Saturday, February 3, 2024
Alaska and Hawaii Delegations Seek Medicare Reimbursement Flexibility for Rural Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 1098 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

... to increase the amount that hospitals in Alaska and Hawaii can be reimbursed by Medicare to perform outpatient procedures for enrolled seniors .... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
18 Years Later State Wins Dannenberg EUTF Suit
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1282 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... contending that the EUTF had unconstitutionally diminished accrued retiree health benefits under Article XVI, Section 2 of the Hawai‘i Constitution ....

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:57 PM :: 1718 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...staff’s intentional attempts to inflate their pay...."

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Lung Association: Hawai‘i Earns Mixed Grades for Tobacco Control Policies
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1077 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report releases Hawai‘i grades for tobacco control policies, outlines steps to reduce burden of tobacco ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 1124 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... Passage into law would take an important step toward further rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in practice and effect ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
$4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 1058 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 8th highest cost of smoking ....  

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
EMS lost $33M after failing to bill patients?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 1410 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... City and County of Honolulu had nearly a year to prepare for the July 1, 2022 handover, but somehow didn’t get the billing contract established ....

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Friday, December 22, 2023
State Pays Down Student Debt for 492 Medics
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1193 Views :: Health Care

... The first application window opened on September 9, 2023 and closed on October 2, 2023. On Wednesday, just in time for Christmas, 492 awardees received acceptance letters. ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Loss of $192M? Honolulu EMS forgot to bill ambulance patients for over a year
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 2000 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... EMS neglected to bill patients for ambulance rides starting July 1, 2022 ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1439 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii to join more medical licensure compacts?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 1058 Views :: Health Care, Military

... green-light compacts for other medical professionals, such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical service personnel, psychologists, audiologists ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Medical certificate-of-need laws have little to do with actual need
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:38 AM :: 1170 Views :: Health Care

... Prospective healthcare providers need state permission before they can build new hospitals or offer other services in Hawaii ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1357 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association’s ‘State of Lung Cancer’ report reveals improvement in survival rate for people of color, examines toll of lung cancer state-by-state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1411 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 :: 1451 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 :: 1468 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 :: 1594 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 :: 1464 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 :: 1651 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 :: 1769 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 :: 1698 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 :: 1486 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 :: 1804 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 :: 2162 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 :: 1709 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 :: 1718 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 :: 1575 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 :: 1740 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 :: 1913 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 :: 2156 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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