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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Patient Dumping Alleged at Adult Care Home
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 2731 Views :: Health Care

...Medicaid care homes are allowed no more than two patients, however, if in the discretion of the health department such a Medicaid care home is allowed a third patient, such a patient MUST be a Medicaid patient....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Mandatory Abortion and Sex Change: Hawaii AG Sues Trump
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 4228 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...a Final Rule issued by the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, which seeks to expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide necessary health care on the basis of businesses’ or employees’ “religious beliefs or moral convictions....”

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 4043 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Patients at “C” hospitals on average face an 88% greater risk of avoidable death....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Trump Administration Copies Hawaii Pay-for-Outcomes Medical System
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 2409 Views :: Health Care

...incentivize providers to reduce hospital utilization and total cost of care by potentially significantly rewarding them through performance-based payment adjustments based on their performance....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
America's Senior Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 2735 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Low prevalence of obesity....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Wahiawa Hospital: New Partnership Supports Mental Health Needs
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 3095 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...there may be as many as 30 stabilization beds at WGH by early next year....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The Role and Impact of Law Enforcement in Transporting Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 3406 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Approximately one-third of individuals with severe mental illness have their first contact with mental health treatment through a law enforcement encounter....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 3423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2019’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
State of the Air: Hawaii Among the Cleanest
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 4286 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii Boasts Some of the Best Air Quality in the Nation According to the ‘State of the Air’ 2019 Report....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
DHS Audit: Significant Weaknesses and Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:10 AM :: 3705 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...auditors from KMH LLP reported one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting and 14 material weaknesses and three significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Legislature Votes to Fund Suicide Prevention
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 3469 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Task force statistics reveal youth, especially on neighbor islands, most at risk....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 AM :: 3435 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this is the price Hawaii pays for pandering to anti-fluoridation nuts....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Gabbard: US Health Care System Designed to 'keep people sick and on drugs'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 3742 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...This line of thinking is one step away from web sites touting “miracle cures THEY don’t want you to know about.”....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:40 AM :: 4036 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Health....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Human Services Blueprint for COFA Citizens
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 2715 Views :: Health Care

...the State Department of Health spends $10 million annually in health care costs and the Department of Human Services spends $38 million in human services for COFA citizens....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Hawaii: County by County Health Reports
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 3209 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii: County by County Overview ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
By UHERO @ 5:49 PM :: 3209 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants....

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Monday, April 1, 2019
HHS Cuts Funding to Hawaii Planned Parenthood
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 5063 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...Trump Admin Awards $5.1 Million to Group of Pro-life Medical Clinics, Cuts Funding to Planned Parenthood....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:46 PM :: 4335 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...Suicide Prevention and Palliative Care bills still moving....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Best States for Doctors? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 3369 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 51st for 'medical environment'....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:08 PM :: 3607 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...higher medical costs increase our state’s debt — and Hawaii taxpayers might be the ones who end up paying for it....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump (again) Over Abortion (again)
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 5703 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...Since its creation in 2009, the TPP Program has provided nearly $1 billion....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 3243 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Hawaii Department of Public Safety to Ensure Equal Access to Its Programs for Inmates With Disabilities....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Grant Supports Drive to make UH, Chaminade, Kauai CC 100% Tobacco Free
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 3134 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...support efforts to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 4891 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

... Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Employer Hold Open Injured Worker's Position Eternally?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:33 PM :: 3873 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...Amicus Brief: Employer Can Fill Injured Worker's Position If There Are Legitimate Business Reasons For Doing So....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
TelAbortion: Hawaii Doctors, Lawyers Plan the Abortion Future
By Selected News Articles @ 12:19 AM :: 3971 Views :: Health Care, Life

...As of the end of January, two hundred and eighty-three women had received TelAbortions, a hundred and fifty-eight of them in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump Over Abortion Sales Pitch
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 3660 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Under the new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providers in any clinic that receives Title X funding will be barred from referring a patient for an abortion ....

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Sunday, March 3, 2019
HB664 / SB674: Legislators Push Sex Change for Autistic Children
By Andrew Walden @ 9:38 PM :: 5759 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Millions of dollars from the DoE budget are on the line if HB664 or SB674  “Relating to Gender Identity” becomes law.... 

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Sunday, March 3, 2019
Grassroot Institute Plans Events on Oahu, Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 PM :: 2350 Views :: Health Care

...Why is health care so expensive?...Who is winning the Battle of Ideas?....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
SB1009 Negates Public Health Benefits of Vaping
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 4512 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... SB1009 threatens the efficacy of a tobacco harm reduction tool that has helped millions of adult Americans quit smoking cigarettes ....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Housing Instability and Crowding a Hardship for Hawaii Babies
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 4857 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks among top half of all states for babies, according to a first-of-its kind report. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 3147 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii residents reported the highest wellbeing in the U.S. in 2018, reaching the top spot for the seventh time since Gallup began tracking wellbeing in 2008....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
Hawaii Nursing Homes Highest Quality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 3165 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a five-star, quality rating system for nursing homes....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Medical Care is a Right—Except When it isn’t
By Mary Smart @ 9:41 PM :: 3483 Views :: Health Care, Life

...In the State of Hawaii we protect turtle eggs and other animals, and yet we don’t give the same protections to our young humans....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
HB1184: Legislators Vote Down Infant Born Alive Protection Bill
By Mary Smart @ 5:21 AM :: 5180 Views :: Health Care, Life

... it is the first time in many years that a PRO-LIFE bill was actually heard in a committee ....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
VA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 3347 Views :: Health Care, Military

...To share information, resources, hear feedback from customers and to answer questions on VA health care, benefits, and memorial affairs....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
There’s insufficient evidence your sunscreen harms coral reefs
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 4290 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Tourism

...the few studies that have addressed the environmental impacts of sunscreens experimentally “are not representative of real world conditions”....

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Hawaii's dangerous idea: Allowing people to smoke is equivalent to killing them
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 PM :: 4013 Views :: Health Care, Life, Taxes

...This way of thinking could justify government intervention in nearly all aspects of a person's life....

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Saturday, February 2, 2019
States with the Best Dental Health -- Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:41 PM :: 2600 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition....

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Saturday, February 2, 2019
Auditor: Should Insurers be Required to Cover Mainland Air Ambulance?
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:54 PM :: 2091 Views :: Health Care

...The two largest health insurance providers in the State reported a total of 28 members that were recommended for medical transportation to the continental United States for treatment in 2016 and 2017. Insurance coverage was not provided in 11 cases, all of which involved members from a single insurance provider....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Medicaid Fraud: DHS Still Not Doing the Real Work
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:32 AM :: 4113 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The recommendations not implemented are the ones where DHS actually has to go out and catch fraudsters, instead of just talking about it....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 3503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report Finds Hawaii Must Do More to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Bullying, Safe Places: 2019 Keiki Caucus Package
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 3978 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Bills include tobacco restrictions, bullying prevention, safe places for youth....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Naming Names: Hawaii Politicians Profit from Sub-Minimum Wage Sweatshops for the Disabled
By Selected News Articles @ 8:36 PM :: 7008 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...secrets of the system in our state through which public funds are funneled into private pockets while workers with disabilities toil away in sweatshops....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Video: Origins of the Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 3425 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Dr. Jeffrey Singer exposes the facts and myths about the opioid overdose problem in the United States....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 4127 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hawaii Smokers Lose $48K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 3483 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...The Real Cost of Smoking by State....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th for Service, 49th for Opportunity
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 3557 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion 2019 Ranks States on Policies and Programs that Encourage Employment and Community Living....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
SPED Parents Asked to Sign up for Medicaid
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 3253 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan....

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