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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Medicaid: Don’t Take the Money and Run
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 2774 Views :: Health Care

As the federal government’s financial condition worsens, states will likely have to pick up even more of the cost....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
ObamaCare Causes Cuts for Hourly Workers
By NCPA @ 2:15 PM :: 2705 Views :: Health Care

A study of Hawaii's requirement that firms provide insurance to those working at least 20 hours a week found a slight increase in the share of workers falling below that threshold after the requirement went into effect....

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Monday, June 10, 2013
Feds Approve Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 3084 Views :: Health Care

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing a state-of-the-art eligibility system, integrated with The Connector....

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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Electronic Health Records: Monopoly 'Scare tactics' Driving Hawaii Doctors into Retirement
By Jose Reque Martinez @ 7:05 PM :: 7784 Views :: Health Care, Small Business
...doctors who haven't converted to electronic medical and prescription records will face penalties....
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Friday, June 7, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare: As Doctors Quit, Telemarketers paid $480K each
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3864 Views :: Health Care

In addition to telephone assistance, the contact center staff will be available by email, postal mail, web chat and fax....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 5245 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

...out of $668.1 million in tax credits claimed in tax year 2011, the Service disallowed only $11 million, and failed to find a single case of fraud....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Obamacare Puts IRS on Steroids
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 3948 Views :: Health Care, Taxes
IRS on Steroids.
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Coming Next: Medicare's $35T Bankruptcy
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 2647 Views :: Health Care

The Medicare program that provides health insurance to seniors faces a dire financial future.  And Obamacare is making it worse....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 6th for Senior Health
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 4523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report finds that Hawaii has its share of strengths and challenges for senior health....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ObamaCare Discriminates against People without Bank Accounts
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 2978 Views :: Health Care

There is no federal law that requires health insurers to accept all forms of payment, including credit cards or the cash-loaded, pre-paid debit cards that people without bank accounts often rely on....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Obamacare Premiums to Rise 300%
By NCPA @ 2:21 PM :: 3494 Views :: Health Care
ACA Premium Rate Impact.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
A New Moral Treatment: Humane institutionalization can help the mentally ill and protect society
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 6608 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...over 90 percent of patients who would have been committed before deinstitutionalization are now out in the world....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
UHERO: Does Abortion Pill Reduce Surgical Abortion?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 5758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Coming Soon: Two Tier Health Care System
By John Goodman @ 2:29 PM :: 3446 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Canada or Britain, we are going to experience rationing by waiting...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hawaii Lowest Alzheimer’s Mortality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 PM :: 3327 Views :: Health Care
...Washington had a U.S.-leading rate of 43.6 per 100,000 population, compared with 10.5 per 100,000 in Hawaii....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Fourth Scandal
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 3078 Views :: Health Care
It is illegal for government officials to solicit money from companies they regulate, according to Sarah Kliff from The Washington Post....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ObamaCare Mandates Dramatically Expand the Internal Revenue Service's Power
By NCPA @ 11:33 AM :: 4000 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many people are exempt from the mandate, and so the IRS has to know a lot about you in order to decide whether you are in compliance....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Navigating the ObamaCare Maze
By NCPA @ 1:28 PM :: 2908 Views :: Health Care

On October 1, millions of Americans are supposed to be able to go online and acquire health insurance on electronic exchanges in the states where they live....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Abercrombie Signs Seat belt Law, Calculates Savings at $7226 per Victim
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 4581 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...average medical charges were nearly tripled among those who did not use seat belts ($11,043), compared to restrained passengers ($3,817)....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morning Bell: Obamacare Is About Power
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 3166 Views :: Health Care

Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote Thursday to repeal all of Obamacare....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Med-Quest Enrollment Cancelled After HMSA Starts Losing Customers
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 6917 Views :: Health Care

a payment dispute between the Hawaii Medical Service Association and the Wai­anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center was causing HMSA to lose 1000s of customers....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
ObamaCare’s Unfair Treatment of Middle Class Families
By NCPA @ 4:38 PM :: 4095 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many workers will soon discover that when they earn more money, they end up with less take-home pay....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Database Reveals Hawaii MDs and the Drugs They Prescribe
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 5598 Views :: Health Care

... a new-media, information age repressive technique aimed at physicians ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Warn: “We’re not Going to Have Any Health Care”
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 14781 Views :: Health Care

Those who are implementing Obamacare in Hawaii are now putting themselves on the record predicting disaster....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:11 AM :: 4256 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form....

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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Big Cash Giveaway: Health Connector Announces Marketplace Assister Funding Opportunity
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 3029 Views :: Health Care

...block grants to community organizations and individuals who are established as trusted resources within their communities....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hawaii--How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 4405 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

For the first time ever, this score empowers you to make informed decisions about the safety of your hospital care....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
VA Electronic Health Records: What Federally Mandated Health Integration Really Looks Like
By NCPA @ 11:50 AM :: 3374 Views :: Health Care

...Shinseki has vowed to use integrated electronic records and paperless IT solutions to make health care more efficient...there has been little progress.....

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Monday, May 6, 2013
Streamlined ObamaCare Application Leaves Program Open to Insurance Fraud
By NCPA @ 10:09 PM :: 2709 Views :: Health Care

Coming to Hawaii this fall....

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Monday, May 6, 2013
Study: No Difference Between Medicaid and Uninsured
By John Goodman @ 10:01 PM :: 3229 Views :: Health Care

...as far as physical health is concerned there is no difference between being in Medicaid and being uninsured....

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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Obamacare Trouble: 'Death Panel' Does Not Exist
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 PM :: 2970 Views :: Health Care
...a 15-member board that will develop proposals for cutting Medicare whenever Medicare's projected growth rate exceeds the target....
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
President Says Obamacare Is Going Great
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:11 AM :: 2701 Views :: Health Care
There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we shouldn't worry about those....
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
States Could Push Part-Time Employees Into Obamacare Exchanges
By NCPA @ 8:35 AM :: 4236 Views :: Health Care, Labor
Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way of transferring a large chunk of their health care expenses into the health exchanges....
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Monday, April 29, 2013
PEW: New Health Exchange Unlikely to End Insurance Monopoly in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:21 AM :: 4514 Views :: Health Care

... in states with a dominant insurance carrier, competition and lower prices may not arrive for quite some time ....

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Monday, April 29, 2013
PEW: Lack of Competition Might Hamper Hawaii Health Exchange
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 AM :: 4306 Views :: Health Care

... in many states, people won’t have a lot of health insurance choices when the exchanges launch in October ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?
By NCPA @ 10:42 AM :: 3311 Views :: Health Care

...the massive law that was enacted to solve the problem of the uninsured in America is more likely to worsen it....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Act 27: Abercrombie Orders Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pills
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5851 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

...provisions that require any hospital in Hawaii to provide information about, offer and, if accepted or requested, dispense emergency contraception....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Obamacare Paycuts Pushing 900 Hawaii MDs Into Retirement
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 4194 Views :: Health Care

"There are many changes coming to medicine that some physicians might not like."

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
'Grand Bargain' Cuts Hospital Support $18B
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:34 AM :: 2782 Views :: Health Care

...They are now trying to convince governors and state legislators that a series of state-level “grand bargains” could produce “savings“ in exchange for expanding Medicaid....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Obamacare Tax Credits Target 70,000 Hawaii Households
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 4076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Meanwhile ... Hawaii Health Insurance Rates to Rise 12% to 21% Next Year....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Young Adults on Parents' Health Plans Cost More
By NCPA @ 3:34 PM :: 2662 Views :: Health Care

Under the Affordable Care Act, children up to the age of 26 years can stay on their parents' health insurance plan....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hawaii Suspends TB Test Requirement for Food Handlers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 3807 Views :: Health Care

In a typical year, Hawaii conducts about 50,000 tuberculosis skin tests and treats 120 people found to be carrying the bacteria. The state anticipates suspensions of TB clearances to last for 120 days....

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Monday, April 15, 2013
Emergency Services Briefing: Lack of Emergency Rooms in West Oahu
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 3793 Views :: Health Care
...two City Councilmembers will host a briefing with hospital officials and emergency responders, who will report the availability of emergency rooms in the Ewa region....
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Cost of Health Insurance Exchanges Shoots Up
By NCPA @ 2:22 PM :: 2484 Views :: Health Care
As installation of the exchanges becomes more complicated, the cost of the exchanges has risen rapidly over the last year....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Temporary insurance program foreshadows exploding costs for ObamaCare
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 AM :: 3102 Views :: Health Care

An early ObamaCare health insurance program that has been operating for nearly three years is foreshadowing big problems to come....

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Monday, April 8, 2013
Feds Give Hawaii Health Connector $128M to Pay for Overhead
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 4840 Views :: Health Care

This award will fund the customer service call center, consumer assistance program and general maintenance and operations of the Connector through December 2014....

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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Creative Insolvency: EUTF to Enter ‘Shadow Insurance Industry’?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 8304 Views :: Health Care, Labor
...a multi-billion dollar scheme to rework Hawaii government employees pension and health insurance funding is made its way through the legislature....
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Civilian Doctors Wary of Accepting Military's TRICARE
By NCPA @ 11:16 AM :: 3454 Views :: Health Care

An estimated 620,000 Pentagon health care recipients struggle to find private doctors who will accept them as patients ....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hawaii Health Insurance Rates to Rise 12% to 21% Next Year
By Andrew Walden @ 1:39 PM :: 7123 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
“the costs shown in the tables are at projected 2014 levels”
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Thanks to Obamacare…
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:57 PM :: 3694 Views :: Health Care

...Please share these impacts to mark three years of this bureaucratic nightmare.... 

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