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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roosevelt HS Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
By News Release @ 12:41 PM :: 9891 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Justice Reinvestment

...the suspect's mother describes the revolving door of mental health facilities and half-way houses through which her son has passed in the last year....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Six House Bills Address Failed Health Connector
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 3690 Views :: Health Care

...a package of bills intended to help the Hawaii Health Connector improve transparency and reliability and ensure the agencies financial stability....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
New Rules to Deprive Seniors of Drugs, Doctors
By NCPA @ 4:12 PM :: 3160 Views :: Health Care

CMS plans to save $144 million a year with these measures between 2015 and 2019....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Report: Hawaii Highway Safety Among Best in Nation
By News Release @ 10:28 AM :: 4032 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Annual Economic Cost Due to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Hawaii: $655 Million....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tobacco Control? Hawaii Scores 'A' for Taxes and Regulation, 'D' for Prevention
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 5017 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

Beginning in fiscal year 2015, the distribution of tobacco settlement funds for tobacco prevention and control will return to 6.5 percent after being redirected into the general fund to offset budget deficits for the past several years....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Why They Marched, in Their Own Words
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 5271 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...even Americans who oppose abortion may be forced to support it—through Obamacare....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Kuakini Hospital Refit to Cut Energy Bill by $1M/year
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 4302 Views :: Energy, Health Care

The Kuakini project is part of Metrus' $75 million commitment to the White House's Better Buildings Challenge....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Pono Choices Coming to Every Middle School Next Semester
By Selected News Articles @ 8:18 PM :: 6116 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

Pono Choices offers little to no information on sexual harassment, Sexually Transmitted Infections, their symptoms and consequences or single parenthood....

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Hawaii: The Laughing Stock of Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 AM :: 6710 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...we have a handful of states that can only be described as the laughing stocks of Obamacare....

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Audit: Hawaii Medicaid Loses $67M/yr Due to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 8541 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Recipients are automatically renewed for another year if they don't respond to the annual query....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
AARP Urges Passage of Caregiver Support Legislation
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 3375 Views :: Health Care

AARP Hawaii will ask lawmakers to support a bill requiring hospitals to formally acknowledge a patient’s family caregiver at the time of admission ....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Feds Compare Quality of Care at 17 Hawaii Hospitals
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 4975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
OMB: $101B Spent on Incorrect Federal Payments Each Year
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 4431 Views :: National News, Health Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid $33.2 billion as a result of fraud or mistake....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
State CON Laws Drive up Health Care Costs
By NCPA @ 1:53 PM :: 3700 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

Thirty-six states (including Hawaii) require that health care providers seeking to offer or expand their services obtain what are known as Certificates of Need (CON)....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hawaii Scores ‘F’, Lacks Access to Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 4886 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

“Hawaii’s gaps in hospital and treatment facility capacity lead to overcrowding, long wait times and an inability to respond to disasters,” said Dr. Ishida....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
WellCare's 'Ohana Health Plan Selected To Provide Managed Care Services Across Hawaii Under QUEST Integration
By News Release @ 11:54 AM :: 2819 Views :: Health Care

Approximately 300,000 beneficiaries are currently receiving services through the QUEST Integration program. ‘Ohana is one of five health plans selected to receive an award....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Bureaucracy, high prices, keep local business from into buying Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:25 PM :: 4479 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Of Hawaii’s 30,000 small businesses, 296 registered for insurance through the Hawaii Health Connector by the Dec. 25 deadline....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The 2014 ObamaCare Tax Wave
By NCPA @ 1:42 PM :: 3674 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the HIT would increase health insurance premiums by more than $2,800 per person and $6,800 per family over a decade....


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Monday, January 13, 2014
Mainland Group Criticizes Lack of Hawaiian Population Control
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 5433 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Population Institute today released its second annual report card ....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
Share One of These to Let the President Know You Haven't Forgotten
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 2970 Views :: Health Care
In 2009, President Obama threatened those who criticized Obamacare: “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.”
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Friday, January 10, 2014
Walmart Health Plan Better Than ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 9:26 AM :: 2796 Views :: Health Care

...a family of four could pay a $962 premium under ObamaCare but only a $160 premium under the Walmart plan....

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Thursday, January 9, 2014
Pono Choices not medically accurate, age appropriate, or complete on STD risks
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:08 PM :: 8643 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

After weeks of bureaucratic run-around McDermott finally received a copy of the requested materials....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Finley Boyle Tragedy Exposes Danger of Primary Care Dentists Operating as Pediatric Dental Specialists
By News Release @ 1:06 PM :: 6692 Views :: Health Care
"The Hawaii Board of Dental Examiners shares in the responsibility for allowing a PCD to deceive the public into believing she is a Dental Specialist."
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
DoH to Take Oversight of Home and Community-Based Facilities?
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 3102 Views :: Health Care
  • DATE: Monday, January 13, 2014
  • TIME: 2:00 pm
  • PLACE: Conference Room 329, State Capitol
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
2014: Obamacare Puts Down Roots for the Long Haul
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:42 AM :: 2873 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare creates a new entitlement program while expanding another.....

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Monday, January 6, 2014
Kaiser: 57% of Hawaii Uninsured Eligible for Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 7:46 PM :: 5060 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

nearly three-quarters (74%) of uninsured nonelderly people in the state are eligible for financial assistance to gain coverage through either Medicaid or the Marketplaces....

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Monday, January 6, 2014
Hawaii GOP refuses request to recruit for Obamacare exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:21 PM :: 3673 Views :: Health Care

Meanwhile, Hawaii’s Democrat lawmakers are also criticizing the exchange....

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Monday, January 6, 2014
WSJ: Medicaid Expansion Drives up Visits to Emergency Room
By NCPA @ 2:26 PM :: 2635 Views :: Health Care

A group of 10,000 low-income Oregon residents who recently obtained Medicaid coverage visited ERs 40 percent more often....

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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector Finds One Success Story
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 3054 Views :: Health Care

...the benefits in her new plan are better than her previous plan and cost about $30 a month less....

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Friday, January 3, 2014
HI Health Connector Solicits GOP Help in Boosting Enrollments
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 3710 Views :: Health Care

Below is the response of the HRP Executive Director, Kayla Berube, to the HI Health Connector's request for GOP help in boosting enrollment numbers....

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Friday, January 3, 2014
Meet the Humble Nuns Who Just Shook Up the Obama Administration
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 5641 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

The Little Sisters take care of more than 13,000 poor men and women around the world who are elderly....

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Thursday, January 2, 2014
UHERO: Hawaii Health Insurance Premiums, Oligopolies, and the Affordable Care Act
By UHERO @ 9:05 PM :: 4731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“Where do Hawaii plans/premiums stand relative to other states?”
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Thursday, January 2, 2014
2013 a bad year for Obamacare abortion pill mandate
By News Release @ 1:45 PM :: 5067 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

Alliance Defending Freedom and its allied attorneys are currently winning their cases by a wide margin, with court orders going 15-1 against the mandate....

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Thursday, January 2, 2014
More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:04 PM :: 3496 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come....

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year from HMSA: Premium now $1742.50 per Family
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 6010 Views :: Health Care

...premium payers will get a new round of cancellation letters starting this September, just in time for the elections....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Informational Briefing on Violence at State Hospital
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4559 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol
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Monday, December 30, 2013
Report: Obamacare Gives Hawaii More Cash, Less Benefit
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 4961 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...who stands to benefit most and least as a result of its implementation....

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Monday, December 30, 2013
Auditor Looks at Workers Comp Medical Fee Review Process
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 4671 Views :: Health Care, Labor

While expenses have been slowly increasing for health care providers, legislated payment updates have remained flat since 2011....

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Friday, December 27, 2013
Hawaii Next? States Halting Payment to CGI over Obamacare Debacle
By Selected News Articles @ 10:16 PM :: 4801 Views :: Health Care

Vermont is trying to get a refund of hundreds of thousands of dollars and has refused to pay $5.1 million of its contract with the company....

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Friday, December 27, 2013
Health Connector: Our Miserable Failure is Positive Momentum
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 3481 Views :: Health Care

For those that made a good-faith effort to complete an application but are unsure of the application status, we encourage those consumers to call our Customer Support Center....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Abercrombie Releases $21.7M CIP for HHSC, Mostly for EHRs
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 3548 Views :: Health Care

$14,321,000 – Information/Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System, statewide....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Think your state has Obamacare problems? They’re nothing compared to Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 11:01 PM :: 4011 Views :: Health Care

Beginning Jan. 1, regulators expect it will be literally impossible for an individual to buy a new policy in the Northern Mariana Islands, and difficult in other territories....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
E.R. Costs for Mentally Ill Soar, and Hospitals Seek Better Way
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 PM :: 3619 Views :: Health Care

In the past, paramedics would have taken the man to the closest hospital emergency room.... But instead, under a pilot program, paramedics ushered him through the doors of Holly Hill Hospital, a commercial psychiatric facility....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Gary Gill Appointed Temporary Health Dep’t Director
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 4631 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...the Governor has until Feb. 9, 2014, to name a permanent director....

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Monday, December 23, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: One More Day to Get Obamacare
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 3682 Views :: Health Care

Hawai'i Health Connector is extending its enrollment deadline from December 23 to tomorrow, December 24, in line with a federal announcement earlier today....

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Monday, December 23, 2013
This Is Exactly What Health Care Reform Is Supposed to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 PM :: 3163 Views :: Health Care

Medicaid wasn’t working for Moise....

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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Hawaii Scores 60% on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 3131 Views :: Health Care

the nation's ability to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks is hampered by outdated systems and limited resources....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare exchange not fiscally sustainable, lawmakers told
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:37 PM :: 3915 Views :: Health Care

...the exchange will be expected to fund its $10 million to $14 million in annual operations through fees on local insurance companies....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Medicaid Is No Obamacare Success Story, Mr. President
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:06 PM :: 2971 Views :: Health Care

Most of the people applying for Obamacare are being funneled into Medicaid....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
ObamaCare's Troubles Are Only Beginning
By NCPA @ 12:52 PM :: 2832 Views :: Health Care

ObamaCare is only going to get worse....

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