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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hotel Workers, Teamsters, UFCW Turning Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 4915 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe...."

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Council Res 13-158: Backup Ambulance Services for West Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:28 PM :: 4824 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety and Economic Development Committee hearing at Honolulu Hale, July 16th at 9:00 a.m....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
GAO: Hawaii COFA Cost Estimates 'Inaccurate'
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 5784 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Homelessness

...some jurisdictions did not accurately define compact migrants, account for federal funding that supplemented local expenditures, or include revenue received from compact migrants....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hawaii DoH Finds New TB Test Supply, Restarts Testing
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3411 Views :: Health Care

DOH has acquired an adequate supply of purified protein derivative solution used for tuberculosis skin testing and will resume providing the test....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Obama Admin Spoons out Money to Hawaii Free Clinics
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3824 Views :: Health Care

to hire 21 additional workers, who will assist 21,516 people with enrollment into affordable health insurance coverage....

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Health Exchange Could 'Solve' Hawaii's Unfunded Liability by Sticking Retirees with Inferior Coverage
By NCPA @ 6:04 PM :: 3645 Views :: Health Care

turning to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could become a road map for cash-strapped cities....

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Obamacare’s Dirty Dozen Implementation Failures
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 2946 Views :: Health Care

Even Democrats have admitted the law has turned into a massive “train wreck,” with delays, glitches, and problems aplenty....

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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Acts 225, 226 Protect Pharmacy Choice, Patient Privacy
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 6222 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...prevent Hawaii residents from having their private medical information used as a marketing tool by drug middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), some of which also operate mail-order pharmacies....

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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Feds: Some 'Preferred Pharmacy' Plans Cost More
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 4215 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

A community pharmacist in the Northern Mariana Islands reports that his Medicare patients' closest preferred pharmacy is nine hours away by plane in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Clinic Owner: With Medicare and Medicaid, ‘Your Practice May Not Last Long’
By Jose Reque Martinez @ 10:06 PM :: 4542 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...if your population of patients is heavily inclined to Medicare and Medicaid then your reimbursements are low....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Mental Health Top Cause of Hawaii Hospital Admissions
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 5908 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...mental health causes accounted for 5,180 hospital visits in Hawaii in 2011. That's well above the next highest cause, heart failure, with 2,954....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
So Which Part of Obamacare Works, Then?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 2842 Views :: Health Care

the Administration is delaying the employer mandate, which would force businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide government-approved insurance, until 2015....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Medicare Fraud: Queens Hospital Forced to Pay $1.05M
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 4733 Views :: Health Care

overcharged Medicare for a back procedure known as "kyphoplasty" using a fraudulent billing scheme first exposed by two whistleblowers....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
18 Agencies, 613 Forms: Paperwork Makes Veterans Wait Year for Benefits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 4026 Views :: Health Care, Military

The number of veterans waiting more than a year to receive benefits jumped from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 by December 2012....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
Governor Signs Healthcare Transformation Bill
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 3258 Views :: Health Care
House Bill 656, establishing the Health Care Transformation Program within the Governor’s office...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WSJ: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One
By NCPA @ 3:40 PM :: 3420 Views :: Health Care

The ObamaCare law also stipulates that there "shall be no administrative or judicial review" of the board's decisions....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
What if the Exchanges Aren’t Ready On Time?
By John Goodman @ 1:38 PM :: 3326 Views :: Health Care

[M]ost of the specs have been written, but the all wiring hasn't been laid, and what will happen when they flip the switch nobody really knows....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Cash-Only Doctors Abandon the Insurance System
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 2971 Views :: Health Care

A Medscape survey found 6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012. Most are primary care doctors....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Hawaii Insurance Agents Debate Obamacare
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:33 PM :: 4612 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

within 5 years, half or more of them will be out of business....

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Friday, June 14, 2013
Lawsuit: Act 163 Discriminates Against Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 4850 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care
The Hawaii Disability Rights Center went to the 9th Circuit this week to challenge a state law preventing disabled students from receiving special education services after turning 20....
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Friday, June 14, 2013
Hawaii Home Health Medicare Margins on Steep Decline
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 3378 Views :: Health Care

By 2017, Hawaii is facing Medicare Home Healthcare payment at least 11.7% below cost, and up to 27.8% below cost....

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Friday, June 14, 2013
If Obamacare Collapses: How States Can Protect Their Citizens
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:46 AM :: 3641 Views :: Health Care
In preparation for the likely collapse of Obamacare, states should advance their own patient-centered, market-based solutions that stimulate more affordable coverage, better access, and superior quality and innovation....
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Email Chain Reveals Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Debating “Inevitable Failure”
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 AM :: 7357 Views :: Health Care

... HHA continues to meet, without a budget, working on developing a universal, cost-effective health care system that will be ready for implementation when the Affordable Care Act inevitably fails....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Open Letter: Hawaii MDs Challenge “Severely Dysfunctional” Medicaid Program
By Dr Stephen Kemble MD @ 8:38 PM :: 6121 Views :: Health Care
Department of Human Services (DHS) is now considering how to structure Medicaid for the 5-year period from 2014 through 2018....
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Medicaid: Don’t Take the Money and Run
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 2839 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 :: 2792 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 :: 3186 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 :: 7956 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 :: 3950 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 :: 5422 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 :: 4139 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 :: 2703 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 :: 4651 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 :: 3067 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 :: 3619 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 :: 6752 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 :: 5939 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 :: 3529 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 :: 3383 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 :: 3143 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 :: 4087 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 :: 2983 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 :: 4662 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 :: 3242 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 :: 7018 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 :: 4203 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 :: 5778 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 :: 14950 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 :: 4372 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 :: 3096 Views :: Health Care

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

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