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Monday, September 9, 2013
10 Ways Obamacare Isn’t Working
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:12 AM :: 3349 Views :: Health Care

...the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
HHSC: We Can Only Guess at the Cost of Procedures
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 4273 Views :: Health Care

...they face both dwindling reimbursements and payments increasingly tied to outcomes....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Planned Parenthood Uses Tax Dollars From Obamacare to Push Sex Ed on Hawaii Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 8050 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The Hawaii Youth Services Network and the University of Hawaii received almost two million dollars from ... Obamacare—to develop, replicate, and implement “comprehensive sex education” in Hawaii schools....
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
IRS Finalizes Penalty for ObamaCare Mandate
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 3301 Views :: Health Care

The regulation from the IRS formally codifies the fine charged to people without insurance....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
State Paying Xerox $54M to Check Obamacare EHR Fraud
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 3826 Views :: Health Care

Providers apply for the incentives using a secure, web-based tool from Xerox to show that they have implemented and used EHRs under federal guidelines....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 3017 Views :: Health Care

In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
FULL TEXT: ILWU Quits AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Union Raids
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 6011 Views :: Health Care, Labor
IRONY: The ILWU is quitting AFL-CIO in part due to the signature achievement of a President whose teenage political lessons were learned from Frank Marshall Davis, formerly a columnist at the ILWU-owned Honolulu Record, which was printed back in the days when the ILWU was "too red" to be in the AFL-CIO....
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Need a Job? State Will Hire You to Sell Obamacare
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 3665 Views :: Health Care

If hired, feel free to send Hawai'i Free Press stories about your adventures as a state-funded insurance salesperson....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Obamacare Quiz for Employers
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 4757 Views :: Economy, Health Care
“Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.”
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Monday, August 26, 2013
Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 2857 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare is devastating policy for America....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
When You Can’t Actually Keep Your Health Care Plan
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:27 PM :: 3744 Views :: Health Care

UPS yesterday announced it is dropping coverage for spouses of employees....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Study: Obesity Soaring in State, but Hawaii Ranks 47th
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 4461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...adult obesity in Hawaii has increased nearly three times from that it was a little over 20 years ago. In the past year alone, obesity has risen more than seven percent....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Publicly Funded Ads Promote Purchase of HMSA, Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 3538 Views :: Health Care

Open enrollment for Hawai‘i residents is October of this year....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
An Awesome Superhero Video About… Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 3292 Views :: Health Care
Would “an awesome superhero or action-movie style video” change your mind about Obamacare?
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Monday, August 19, 2013
Top 2 Myths About Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:07 PM :: 3002 Views :: Health Care

Congress defunds mandatory spending on appropriations bills every year....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 16367 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation, Staff Illegally Exempted from Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:26 PM :: 4422 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care
“If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
New Poll Shows Support for Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:57 PM :: 3081 Views :: Health Care

57 percent—support defunding this unfair, unaffordable, unworkable law....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Is ObamaCare Paving the Way for a Single-Payer System?
By NCPA @ 1:34 PM :: 3018 Views :: Health Care

ObamaCare's new insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid represent the building blocks....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Defiance
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 3125 Views :: Health Care

...the case for defunding Obamacare....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 4988 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

the prevalence of preschool obesity ranged from 9.2% to 17.9%....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Not Just Hawaii: Insurance Companies Reject Obamacare Exchanges--Reid Predicts Single-Payer Coming
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 3938 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Hawaii, the Obamacare Exchanges in other states are not attracting insurance competitors....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Study Published, Site Selection Next
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 6536 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, OHA

...results of a feasibility study on the proposed adolescent residential drug treatment and healing facility are now available online....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
The Next Threat to Your Privacy
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 3282 Views :: Health Care

When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system....

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
What Everybody Ought to Know About Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:00 AM :: 3341 Views :: Health Care

Congress is well on its way to solving its Obamacare problem—for Members of Congress and their staffs, that is....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Obamacare Menu Labeling Law: The Food Police Are Coming
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:05 PM :: 5086 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

The FDA estimates that first-year compliance costs could be as high as $537 million for all regulated businesses covered under the rule....

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Monday, August 5, 2013
HMSA, Kaiser Front Group Pays off 'Community Partners'
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3883 Views :: Health Care

Hawai‘i Health Connector today announced that it is partnering with 34 community organizations throughout the state....

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Monday, August 5, 2013
Does the Doctor Need a Boss?
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 2866 Views :: Health Care

...this IOM report has been pretty thoroughly debunked....

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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Congress in the Obamacare Trap: No Easy Escape
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:32 AM :: 3666 Views :: Health Care

High anxiety is gripping Capitol Hill. The reason: On January 1, 2014, Members of Congress and their staff will lose their current employment-based health insurance and will instead be offered coverage in the health insurance exchanges established under the new health care law....

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Friday, August 2, 2013
Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:17 PM :: 3219 Views :: Health Care

President Obama assured lawmakers that they and their staffs wouldn't be foisted onto the same health exchange as millions of Americans....

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Friday, August 2, 2013
More Disincentives to Work under ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 12:05 PM :: 2810 Views :: Health Care

...a couple would be eligible for subsidies worth $3,452 to purchase a so-called silver insurance plan if they made up to $62,040 per year. But if they made just $1 more than that, they would lose the subsidy....

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Defund Obamacare: Make Your Voice Heard This August
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:58 AM :: 2853 Views :: Health Care

Members of Congress head home tomorrow for a month-long recess....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:07 PM :: 3717 Views :: Health Care

It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
How to Use Obamacare to Scam Taxpayers
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 3723 Views :: Health Care
Looking for a little extra cash?
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Defunding Obamacare Explained in One Infographic
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 PM :: 3624 Views :: Health Care

The movement to defund Obamacare is gaining traction in Washington....

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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Forum to Outline Changes to State Mental Health Care System
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 5038 Views :: Health Care

...community forum on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Queen’s Conference Center Auditorium....

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Friday, July 26, 2013
Can Obamacare Get the Young Blood It Needs to Live?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 3277 Views :: Health Care
of the projected 7 million exchange enrollees next year, 2.7 million need to be young adults to make the premiums work....
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Friday, July 26, 2013
ObamaCare Glitch Number One: Verifying Eligibility
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 3158 Views :: Health Care

...a delayed and untested verification process is an open-invitation to cheat....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Caldwell's TOD Pick Connects Smart Growth, Active Aging
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 6531 Views :: Health Care, Life, Rail

Caldwell announced today the selection of veteran transportation planner Harrison Rue as the Administrator of the City’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Program....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
3 Whoppers from Obama’s Big Economic Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 8512 Views :: National News, Economy, Health Care, Obama
  1. Obamacare is going great.
  2. I cut the deficit in half.
  3. Middle-class income is stuck in the ’70s.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Malpractice: Trial Attorneys Take on Negligent Abortionists
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 5593 Views :: Family, Health Care, Judiciary

“Botched Abortion” project designed to hold abortionists accountable for medical malpractice....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SAFE Retirement Bill aims to save state and local pensions
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 AM :: 5121 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Health Care
...an alternative to rising costs and reduced benefits....
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Why the White House Is Panicking about ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 1:39 PM :: 3378 Views :: Health Care

The Obama administration is looking far and wide, leaving no stone unturned in a relentless search for help with getting people to enroll in health insurance plans this fall....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
Obamacare, Simplified
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:09 PM :: 3544 Views :: Health Care

Obama yesterday gave a speech on Obamacare, trying to justify the fact that premiums continue to rise, violating his 2008 campaign promise to lower them by $2,500 per family per year....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
WaPo: Few Medicaid Docs Have Seen 2013 Pay Raise
By NCPA @ 11:55 AM :: 2825 Views :: Health Care

Most primary care doctors are still waiting for the Medicaid pay raise that was scheduled to begin in January under the Affordable Care Act...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
CDC: Hawaii Seniors Have Longest Health Life Expectancy
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 4792 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

HLE for males at age 65 years varied from a low of 10.1 years in Mississippi to a high of 15.0 years in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Accountable Care Organizations Struggle to Lower Costs
By NCPA @ 2:56 PM :: 3623 Views :: Health Care

Lowering health care costs is tougher than improving the quality of care, according to first-year results from a key pilot program ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
US News: No Nationally Ranked Specialties in Hawaii Hospitals
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 4834 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

No hospitals in Hawaii are nationally ranked. Three hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Left Also Wants to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
By NCPA @ 11:28 AM :: 2935 Views :: Health Care

Now that the odds that ObamaCare will crash and burn have ticked up a notch or two, the words “single payer” are being heard more frequently....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Administration’s Obamacare Denial
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:23 AM :: 2946 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare was supposed to go so well, we were told....

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