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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 4780 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 5319 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"It has been a long journey to bring us to this historic transition"

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Monday, June 26, 2017
What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 4982 Views :: Health Care, Military

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Medicaid Expansion Crowds Emergency Rooms
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3542 Views :: Health Care

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 6682 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 6670 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 7882 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

As case number 15 of rat lungworm disease came to light last month, my blood boils a bit because of what has happened over the last several years....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 6020 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Controversial New VA Director to Host Kauai Town Hall Meeting
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4846 Views :: Health Care, Military

...5pm Friday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 5250 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 4866 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 5420 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
SB501: Mandatory Abortion Promotion -- Final Reading House and Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 6114 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The bill will have it's final reading in the House on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the 9:00 a.m. Floor Session.  The Senate reading is also scheduled for May 2, 2017, during the 10:00 a.m. Floor Session....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 5719 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

... MAY 4, 2017 -- ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE ....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 5870 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Second Lady Sees Art Therapy in Action at Hawaii Base
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 4990 Views :: Health Care, Military

Karen Pence, a champion for art therapy programs, visited the arts and crafts building at Schofield, where she spoke with patients currently enrolled in art therapy programs....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 5614 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Military

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 4067 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 9192 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, Taxes

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 

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Friday, April 21, 2017
HTA: Tamp Down all this Rat Lungworm Talk
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 4946 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

“To the visitors already in the Hawaiian Islands or planning a trip here in the coming months, there is no need to be overly concerned. Please patronize our restaurants...."

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 8528 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Land Use, GMOs

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 4528 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has 8 ‘A’ Hospitals out of 12 total hospitals....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 AM :: 6626 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

On March 6 Hawai’i Free Press carried an article reporting on SB501: “Hawaii lawmakers are censoring pro-lifers who were defending free speech”.  Now the Attorney General has weighed in....

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Sunday, April 9, 2017
After Appealing to Supreme Court, State Wins Right to Forcibly Medicate Psycho Killer
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 4842 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

In 2013, the Hawaii State Hospital moved for a court order authorizing the involuntary administration of medication to Lawrence after he refused to accept medication....

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Who lives longer: Hawaii life expectancies examined in research study
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 4736 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The life expectancy at birth in Hawaii in 2010 was 82.4 years....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 5872 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 3680 Views :: Health Care

The authors note that their recommendations are important as the healthcare system moves toward value-based payment....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Report: Big island Hotspot for ‘Premature Death’
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 4627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Rates of youth disconnection are higher in rural counties than in urban counties....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 5062 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Avg Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) – 50th....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Suicide Bill Would Have Let Nurses Diagnose Fatal Illness and Prescribe Death Pills
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 5284 Views :: Health Care, Life

People with years or decades to live may qualify for assisted suicide....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 AM :: 6634 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Bully Bill Advances Out of Health Committee....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Assisted Suicide Loses in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 5270 Views :: Health Care, Life

Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 5317 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Assisted Suicide Hearing Set for Thursday
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:23 PM :: 4603 Views :: Health Care, Life

... a lethal dose of barbiturates can save insurance companies big money ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Assisted Suicide Laws in Oregon and Washington: What Safeguards?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 4976 Views :: Health Care, Life

In Oregon, 1,749 lethal prescriptions have been written and at least 1,127 patients have died from ingesting the drugs....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
The Legislature Just Can't Help Itself When It Comes to the Maui Hospital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:17 PM :: 4684 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...bills heard this week (HB76, HB233, and HB234) attempt to amend the law passed last summer by adding new severance options for the hospital employees....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 7216 Views :: Family, Health Care, Labor

... Kupuna Caregivers $70/Day Appropriation SB534 / HB607 ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
SB501: Force Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:41 PM :: 5373 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The House Health Committee is poised to pass a bill requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to disseminate pro-abortion messages....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 4364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 7436 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

The caller had reported that she had seen a farmworker taken off of the field via ambulance and quickly assumed he had been poisoned....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Senate Approves Assisted Suicide and Mandatory Abortion Promotion—How They Voted
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:57 AM :: 6237 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

Both bills will now crossover to the House where the process will begin again....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 8232 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Senate Judiciary and Labor Passes Assisted Suicide Bill Out of Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:45 AM :: 4647 Views :: Health Care, Life

The bill will now move to the full Senate floor for a vote....

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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hawaii Legislature Obamacare Heavy
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4948 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the amount of the penalty could be as much as $695 x 2 adults plus $695 x ½ x 3 kids = $2,432.50....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Legislators Order Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion: Assisted Suicide Next
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:00 PM :: 6366 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Suicide Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:30 a.m....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
SB1137: Return Control of HMSA to its Members
By Selected News Articles @ 1:26 PM :: 4891 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

It will be heard on Monday, February 27, at 9:30 in room 229 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Full circle about single-payer health insurance
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:23 PM :: 4095 Views :: Health Care

I never understood why there is so much support for a national, single-payer healthcare system – until I started working in a small medical office....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 PM :: 5319 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
How They Voted: Assisted Suicide Bill Passes First Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:28 PM :: 4982 Views :: Health Care, Life

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health passed the assisted suicide (SB1129) out of committee on February 15, 2017....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
SB1129: Senate CPH Committee Schedules Assisted Suicide Bill
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:23 PM :: 4908 Views :: Health Care, Life

The committee on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-15-17 8:30AM in conference room 229....

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