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Thursday, December 5, 2013
House Committees Demand Update on Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 3272 Views :: Health Care

...recommended legislation related to Hawai`i’s insurance exchange for the 2014 legislative session....

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
We Bet You Haven't Heard This About Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:44 PM :: 3936 Views :: Health Care, Labor

The plan on the table in Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour (which is higher than all existing state rates)....

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Medicaid Buy-in Task Force Meeting Monday
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 4204 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Monday, December 09, 2013
  • TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sick of Obamacare? We've Got Something Different
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:38 PM :: 2992 Views :: Health Care

The President said yesterday that he’s “learned not to make wild promises” anymore....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
HI health exchange violates federal law, League of Women Voters say
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:28 PM :: 3237 Views :: Health Care

...the AG told the league the health connector is not required to provide voter information on its website because it is an independent, nonprofit agency....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hawaii: More than 70% of new HIV Cases tied to Gay Sex
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 5274 Views :: Family, Health Care

High HIV prevalence, lack of awareness of HIV-positive status, unprotected anal sex, and increased viral load among HIV-positive MSM not on antiretroviral treatment contribute substantially to new infections among this population....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
What Will Happen When (and If) Actually Works
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:44 AM :: 3145 Views :: Health Care can’t fix anything that’s wrong with Obamacare....

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Monday, December 2, 2013
Lack of Transparency Leads Many to Ask: Who Has Connections to CGI?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 6932 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

Because Hawaii legislators exempted the health law from many of the rules that hold other government ventures accountable, there remain more questions than answers about the debacle....

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
World AIDS Day: Gay Inc Drops HIV for Marriage, Military & Money
By Selected News Articles @ 8:45 PM :: 7783 Views :: Family, Health Care, Homelessness
Today is World AIDS Day, but in Hawaii the focus is on tomorrow, the first day for legal gay marriage....
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 4305 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

From 1621, when the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, to 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it a federal holiday, thanking God and practicing religion were of paramount importance....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Legislative Working Group to Discuss Foster Family Homes
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 5397 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Health Care
  • DATE: Monday, December 02, 2013
  • TIME: 2:00 pm
  • PLACE: Conference Room 329 State Capitol
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Obamacare Undermines American Values
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:48 PM :: 3281 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare goes against prioritizing help for the disabled over assistance for able-bodied adults....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Delusional: Schatz Claims Obamacare Has Saved Hawaii Seniors $35M
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 3450 Views :: Health Care

...Meanwhile HMSA Announces ANOTHER 4.4% Rate Hike Thanks to Obamacare....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Obamacare Gives Insurance Commissioner Powerful Incentive to Raise Rates
By NCPA @ 12:22 PM :: 3363 Views :: Health Care

...a commissioner who insists on lower premiums will reduce the amount of care available to subsidized voters without saving them a dime...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What EVERYONE Will Be Talking About at Thanksgiving Dinner
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:31 AM :: 3248 Views :: Health Care

Organizing for America (OFA), President Obama’s campaign group, has a big push called “Health Care for the Holidays” that urges people to “have the talk” with their loved ones about getting health insurance....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector director steps down after health exchange’s failure
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:12 PM :: 3676 Views :: Health Care

As of Nov. 15, just 257 individuals have secured health care through the exchange....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Hawaii gets good grades for its state health system for low income populations
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 4170 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii ranks best in the nation according to The Commonwealth Fund....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
How Obamacare Discourages Work and Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:04 PM :: 4454 Views :: Family, Health Care

...the law perpetuates some of the country’s worst trends that trap people in poverty....

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Some Employer Requirements of Obamacare
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:01 AM :: 5665 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes is the new health care initiative going to affect businesses?

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Obamacare Fail: Hawaii Health Connector Exec Quits
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4662 Views :: Health Care

Hawai‘i Health Connector today announced the appointment of Tom Matsuda, current Affordable Care Act implementation manager with the Governor’s office, as interim executive director....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Assaults at Hawaii hospital for criminally insane prompts Senate investigation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:17 PM :: 6205 Views :: Health Care, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

Assaults on workers at the Hawaii State Hospital are all too common, and taxpayers are picking up the tab for the cost of treatment and workers compensation....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:01 PM :: 4036 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Obamacare’s menu labeling regulation will be costly and time-consuming for businesses ....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
New medical codes for injuries from duck bites, drone strikes create headaches for doctors
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:56 PM :: 3339 Views :: Health Care

Hospitals may have to invest between $2 million and $5 million, and large health care organizations could spend as much as $20 million....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Health Insurers Express Worries over Obama Shift on Policy Cancellations
By NCPA @ 12:54 PM :: 2630 Views :: Health Care

If old plans are restored, "fewer healthy people and younger people would be leaving their current plans" ....

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Monday, November 18, 2013
The American People Rose Up to Repeal a Health Care Law Once Before. They Can Do It Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:10 AM :: 3304 Views :: Health Care

The law that promised health coverage for all has so far stripped 3.5 million Americans of their insurance....

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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Obamacare Hawaii: 170,000 Policies Cancelled, 257 people sign up
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 5645 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Between 25,000 and 30,000 Hawaii residents with individual plans and 140,000 people covered by small business policies had been notified their medical plans will be canceled or altered on Jan. 1....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Hawaii GOP: Obamacare Failure Driving Party Recruitment
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 4326 Views :: Health Care, Republican Party

25,000-30,000 Hawaii residents’ medical plans are set to be canceled January 1st....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
HI lawmakers critical of developer that created health-care, tax websites
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:03 PM :: 5153 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

The state Department of Taxation paid CGI Group more than $87 million over 12 years....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
HMSA: We Won't Cancel Policies Until After the Election
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 5986 Views :: Health Care

"...members who don't choose a new ACA plan by Dec. 15 will be re-enrolled in their current plan in December for another year to ensure they don't lose...." -- Yadao

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Do You Believe Obama This Time? How About Now? …Now?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:28 PM :: 2923 Views :: Health Care

Once upon a time, Obamacare was “settled” law that was “here to stay”....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Obama concedes, announces changes to health care law
By Selected News Articles @ 7:41 PM :: 2653 Views :: Health Care

President Obama said Thursday he will let Americans renew for one year any health plans that do not meet Obamacare's coverage standards....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Health Dept: 60% of Hawaii Teens' Drinking is Less Sugary
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 3925 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...Education works: Who needs a Beverage Tax?....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Obama Becoming a Punchline, but Obamacare Is No Joke
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:08 AM :: 3119 Views :: Health Care

“The Tonight Show” is a cultural bellwether, so when its studio audience roars its approval at Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) quip that Obamacare is “the biggest job killer in this country,” you know something’s happening across our land....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Medicaid Buy-In Task Force to Meet
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 4876 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • TIME: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229 State Capitol 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tattering the Safety Net
By NCPA @ 11:52 AM :: 4150 Views :: Health Care

One of the ways that the health reform is being funded is through cuts in disproportionate share funding for hospitals....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Lim on Health Connector: Wrong Managers Hired Wrong Vendor
By Video @ 2:14 AM :: 3817 Views :: Health Care

The interview contains a valuable introduction to what the Affordable Care Act is and clearly explains the “Hawaii Healthcare Connector,” which Lim initiated as its start-up executive director....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Obama’s Promise of “Competition” in Obamacare: Also False
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 AM :: 2857 Views :: Health Care

In more than half of the counties in the U.S., people have only one or two insurance carriers offering coverage on their exchanges....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Analysis: Hawaii Health Connector Signs up only 2% of Projections
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

By comparison, when Medicare Part D began, two-thirds of people who voluntarily enrolled in a plan did so after coverage began....

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Friday, November 8, 2013
New Federal Rule Mandates Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity for Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 6700 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment
...ensures that health plans features like co-pays, deductibles and visit limits are generally not more restrictive for mental health/substance abuse disorders benefits than they are for medical/surgical benefits....
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Friday, November 8, 2013
More Special Obamacare Treatment — But Not for You
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:41 AM :: 3020 Views :: Health Care

The Obama Administration has indicated it will propose a new regulation that could give many unions a break from one of Obamacare’s new fees....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Answered: Why Two Obama Loyalists Lost Their Health Policies
By Selected News Articles @ 6:10 PM :: 3185 Views :: Health Care

It did not cover dependents in the manner set out by the law, and it did not cover pediatric dental....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
They Liked Their Health Plans, But Can't Keep Them
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:05 PM :: 3102 Views :: Health Care

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” -- NOT!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Labor Unions May Get Health Law Tax Relief
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 3157 Views :: Health Care

Buried in rules issued last week is the disclosure that the administration will propose exempting “certain self-insured, self-administered plans” from the law’s temporary reinsurance fee in 2015 and 2016....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Caught in the Obamacare Web
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:43 PM :: 3043 Views :: Health Care
Hadley and Dougall want to make sure their personal information is removed from There's just one problem: Users can't delete their own accounts....
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Still Refusing to Reveal Sign-up Numbers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 3571 Views :: Health Care

The last update given to reporters was October 18 when the Hawaii Health Connector reported only 440 applications had been completed online....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:15 PM :: 3267 Views :: Health Care

In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
Security Violation Just the Tip of the Obamacare Iceberg
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:00 AM :: 2889 Views :: Health Care

Justin Hadley logged on to and found a big surprise—the eligibility information of another family in a different state....

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Asset-Rich People Now Eligible for Hawaii Medicaid--But Can't Log on the Website
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 AM :: 6730 Views :: Health Care

"Apparently I qualify for Medicaid, even though I have quite a bit of assets---way more than most people have when they retire."

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Gabbard: ‘Coverage-Related Problems Raise Serious Concerns’ About Obamacare
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 2721 Views :: Health Care

"...the glitch-ridden launch of the online exchanges, and other coverage-related problems, have raised serious concerns....”

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Friday, November 1, 2013
CANCELLED: Oversight Hearing to Evaluate Foster Homes, Adult Residential Care Homes
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 6385 Views :: Family, Health Care

Monday, November 04, 2013 Hearing Cancelled

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