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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Free Needles for Addicts: Hawaii Grade B for Hepatitis Elimination
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 257 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Free needles.  Lots of free needles ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Hawaii: Cost Per Tobacco Smoker $2.8M
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 462 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...  In Hawaii, smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet .... 

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:38 PM :: 821 Views :: Health Care, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Here’s How Life Expectancy in Hawaii Compares to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 774 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life

... life expectancy at birth in Hawaii is 82.3 years, the highest among states and well above the comparable national average of 79.2 years ....

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Monday, December 27, 2021
March of Dimes: Hawaii Grade 'C' for Premature Births
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 482 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... score improves from D+ ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Hawaii Ranks #4 for Dental Health
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Connecticut has the best dental health, followed by the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Jersey ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
NextHealth Fined $58K for Conducting COVID Testing
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 589 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"... NextHealth was operating without a CLIA Certificate of Waiver and a State of Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Class I Permit ...."

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Hawaii’s Healthcare Shortage: Hawaii Island Residents Concerned
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:41 AM :: 791 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

... Residents on Hawaii island are voicing their concerns about the shortage of healthcare, according to Lisa Rantz, executive director of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Rankings Mixed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 630 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 :: 1519 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 :: 759 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 :: 896 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 :: 903 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 :: 676 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 :: 837 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 :: 1041 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 :: 1248 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 :: 1269 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 :: 1187 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 :: 5246 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 :: 2278 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 :: 1897 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 :: 1064 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 :: 1268 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 :: 1550 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 :: 1543 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 :: 1689 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 :: 1356 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 :: 1719 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 :: 1614 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 :: 2268 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 :: 1866 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 :: 1392 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 :: 1529 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 :: 1838 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 :: 7510 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 :: 4725 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 :: 1801 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 :: 1979 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 :: 1892 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 :: 1702 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 :: 1649 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 :: 1439 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 :: 1769 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 :: 1552 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 :: 1641 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 :: 1392 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 :: 1801 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 :: 1874 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 :: 1568 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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