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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Obamacare’s Secret Is Out
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:08 PM :: 3607 Views :: Health Care

Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
ObamaCare Is Not a Bailout for State and Local Governments
By NCPA @ 12:58 PM :: 3385 Views :: Health Care

Most governments will need to summon substantial political will to use ObamaCare to drop retiree health care coverage....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Two Things Washington Cannot Ignore
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 AM :: 4726 Views :: National News, Health Care

The House has passed a variety of bills that would have reopened portions of the federal government, but the Senate has rejected them....

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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Reasons to be Concerned About Obamacare - Taxes
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 5112 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

The shut down of the federal government pivots on which side will blink first....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
How Much Is Your Health Insurance Going Up?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 2950 Views :: Health Care

Have you gotten a letter from your insurance company about your premiums going up? 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
HI lawmakers question Obamacare exchange delays
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:43 PM :: 3763 Views :: Health Care

The web site went live Oct. 1, but those seeking health care coverage haven’t been able to review pricing or coverage information....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Liver Let Die
By Video @ 2:19 PM :: 4662 Views :: Health Care

...this shady industry is trying to recover from a pretty good licking it received today from the FDA....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Obamacare: Hawaii Only State Which Still Has Not Launched
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 3579 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii, President Barack Obama’s birthplace, has the only online health insurance marketplace that has not yet launched....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Built by Same Contractor Responsible for Federal ACA Failure
By News Release @ 1:17 PM :: 6674 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector’s failed website was built under a $53M contract with the same CGI which has made a mess of the federal ACA signup website....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
A Letter to President Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:25 PM :: 3052 Views :: Health Care

As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Still Not Open, Hawaii Health Connector Apologizes for Being so Sorry
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 3144 Views :: Health Care

We won’t stop working until the doors to HawaiiHealthConnector.com are wide open.....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Hurry, Hurry, Sign Up for Obamacare!
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 3417 Views :: Health Care

...sign up for Obamacare before this hot introductory offer expires....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
"Oxyelite Pro" Dietary Supplement Linked to Death, Liver Failure
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 4950 Views :: Health Care
Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is alerting local retailers and requesting the voluntary removal from sale of the product OxyElite Pro pending an ongoing investigation of cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis....
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 4376 Views :: National News, Health Care

President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Hawaii Drug Overdose Deaths Soaring -- Now Kill More than Auto Accidents
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 6668 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined, and drug overdose deaths exceed motor vehicle-related deaths....

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Monday, October 7, 2013
Family Doctor: I Want to Take Care of My Patients
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:10 PM :: 3140 Views :: Health Care

The biggest problem with Obamacare is that there are going to be layers and layers of government bureaucracy that will try to tell me how to treat patients I’ve helped for over 25 years....

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
Secret Chart Reveals HMSA Individual, Family Rates-- $873 Per Person for Non-Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 10954 Views :: Health Care
HMSA, Kaiser, and the Hawaii Health Connector continue to refuse to make these rates public, but we've got them here....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Secret Rates Revealed? HMSA Premium Jumps 44%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 6053 Views :: Health Care

Under their current small-business group coverage they are paying $810.56 per month.  Their new price effective July 1, 2014 will be $1,166.24 per month....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: Six Legislative Committees to Discuss ‘Concerns’
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4550 Views :: Health Care

The Insurance Commissioner will discuss concerns regarding new insurance requirements of the ACA and its impact on rates and populations groups ....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii residents, lawmakers frustrated with health connector glitches
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:25 PM :: 3554 Views :: Health Care
Hawaii lawmakers plan a briefing Wednesday to look into problems related to the Hawaii Health Connector services....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Claims 1,181 Obamacare Applications
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 4224 Views :: Health Care

The Connector logged 19,457 unique visits to the site, completed 1,181 applications, and received 1,257 calls connected at the contact center on the first day....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Shutdown: HRP Chairman Calls for Senate to Act
By David S Chang @ 7:44 PM :: 5663 Views :: National News, Health Care, Republican Party

The House has continually been reaching out to the Senate Democrats and President Obama to pass a resolution to ensure everyone receives equal treatment....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Story Behind the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 4770 Views :: National News, Health Care

Government funding isn’t the issue. It’s Obamacare....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Will Congress Stop Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:13 PM :: 4352 Views :: Health Care

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
5 Ways Obamacare Could Impact You in 5 Days
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 3250 Views :: Health Care

Today, Senators face a choice on the fate of Obamacare....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
DCCA Report: Obamacare Will Add 50% to Cost of Hawaii Health Insurance by 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 9:31 PM :: 5318 Views :: Health Care

The Oliver Wyman consultants expect individual premiums to average $346 in Hawaii in 2014, up from an average of $231 today....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz: Standing Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 PM :: 3560 Views :: Health Care

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed bill of the provision that would defund Obamacare....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii insurance firms launch campaign to counter misperceptions about Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:10 PM :: 3853 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii’s small business owners with 50 or fewer employees with existing health insurance coverage don’t need to make any changes when the Hawaii Health Connector launches Tuesday....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii GOP Takes on Obamacare: "Make DC Listen"
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 3777 Views :: Health Care

"...stand with patriots like Senator Ted Cruz, who stood today with Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, on the floor of the US Senate for every American who will be affected by ObamaCare...."

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
UH Med School Releases Hawaiian-Pacific Health Study
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 4275 Views :: Health Care
“Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-Being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples.”
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This Fight Is for You
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 3936 Views :: Health Care

The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why....

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sex, drugs and Obamacare: Questions get personal, with no privacy guarantee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:50 PM :: 4525 Views :: Health Care

patients will be asked to disclose more personal information to their doctors — including how often they have sex and how with how many sexual partners....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Obamacare Plans: Four Things the Health Connector Isn’t Telling You
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 5958 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living
  1. Deductibles
  2. Family rates
  3. Smokers' rates
  4. What's not covered
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Hawaii Scores 'C' for Jail Diversion of Mentally Ill
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 8386 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

Fewer than half the U.S. population lives in communities where the most basic methods of diverting people with severe mental illness from the criminal justice system are being used....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
The Obamacare Scams Are Already Starting
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 3302 Views :: Health Care

there are already numerous reports of scam artists posing as Navigators and Assisters to take advantage of people’s confusion about ObamaCare....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Navy Yard Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 8005 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment

Approximately half of mass shootings are caused by individuals with untreated severe mental illness....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
NCQA: Kaiser Hawaii Ranks 25th in Nation
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 4719 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...the number one health plan in the state and among the top 25 health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
HI makes progress on ACA, but one lawmaker isn’t celebrating
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:27 PM :: 3632 Views :: Health Care

“As now confirmed by proponents, the ultimate goal is government, single payer health coverage...."

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:04 PM :: 4035 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

This week, yet another district court halted the Obama Administration from forcing its anti-conscience mandate to provide coverage for abortifacients....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
It’s Time to Defund Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 3457 Views :: Health Care

Let’s face it: Obamacare was a mistake. It’s time for Washington to acknowledge the problem and defund Obamacare....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: State-Contracted Telemarketers Now Selling Subsidized HMSA, Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 4019 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector Customer Support Center is now open....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 16, 2013
By Congress.org @ 3:27 PM :: 4556 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

Health Care Subsidy

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:23 PM :: 4215 Views :: Health Care, Labor

In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Legislative Briefing: Priorities for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Health
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 3260 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
TIME: 10:30 AM
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Friday, September 13, 2013
A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 3335 Views :: Health Care

Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
AFL-CIO: Obamacare Fundamentally Unfair to Union Workers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 7821 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
HMSA 'Dumping' Thousands of Policies, Blames Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 9563 Views :: Health Care

"The Affordable Care Act...is bringing many changes.... Your plan is among those that won’t meet ACA requirements."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Why This Doctor Fears Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:59 AM :: 3205 Views :: Health Care

Unfortunately, everything Dr. Shepherd loves about his job is now at risk....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Oversight of Home-Community Based Services Working Group to Meet
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 3755 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Monday, September 30, 2013
TIME: 1:30 pm
PLACE: Conference Room 329, State Capitol

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Monday, September 9, 2013
When Obamacare 'Navigators' Ask If You're Qualified, You Should Ask Them About Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 7:40 PM :: 3750 Views :: Health Care

Starting October 1, armies of “Navigators” will begin asking Americans very personal questions....

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