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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii Among Top Health Systems
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 3138 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...40 measures of access to health care, quality of care, efficiency in care delivery, health outcomes, and income-based health care disparities....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Hawaii is the Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 4375 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...51st for Annual Nursing Salary (Adj for Cost of Living)....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 5062 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...attorneys filed complaint over violations of federal conscience protections....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 3429 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has the highest proportion of 'A' grade hospitals in USA....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
LEAD: Police to Refer Homeless Offenders to Treatment
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 5513 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...The pilot is funded by the Hawai‘i Department of Health — Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and involves a partnership between more than 30 community organizations....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Children's Health Care Hawaii Ranks 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 2981 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...but Hawaii ranks 44th for kids dental health care....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
GAO: Hawaii-Pacific Vets Wait 75 Days to Receive VA Care
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 4555 Views :: Health Care, Military

...veterans experienced delays related to the processing of their enrollment applications, contacting them to schedule appointments, and completing comprehensive mental health evaluations....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Kauai County Sues Opioid Manufacturers
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 5021 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Drugs

...litigation against manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of opioid pain medications who have irresponsibly spread this terrible epidemic....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
AMA: Hawaii Has Longest Life Expectancy
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 4525 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...In 2016, Hawaii had the highest life expectancy at birth (81.3 years) and Mississippi had the lowest (74.7 years), a 6.6-year difference....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Is Obamacare Unconstitutional Without Individual Mandate Tax? Hawaii AG Attempts to Intervene
By Selected News Articles @ 2:15 PM :: 2853 Views :: Health Care

...Congress’ gutting of the individual mandate tax penalty last year leaves the law unconstitutional....

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Friday, April 6, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 5775 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...Bills that would have (1) established a task force to reduce suicides in Hawaii by 25% (HB2278 HD1), (2) designate September as Suicide Prevention Month (HB1703) and (3) create an application for smartphones designed to provide resources to Hawaii's youth (HB1704) all perished....

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Hawaii’s ill-chosen legalization of assisted suicide
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 3929 Views :: Health Care, Life

...We can learn a lot about the folly of this path if we look to other places here and abroad where assisted suicide already is legal. A quick survey turns up countless instances of the failures of these laws to safeguard the most vulnerable....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Just Shut Up: The Price of Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:04 PM :: 4907 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

...the other night at 1AM, my 7 year old woke up moaning about not feeling well. She was running a 104 degree fever....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Senate Vote 23-2--Assisted Suicide Heads for Ige's Desk
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 4416 Views :: Health Care, Life

...“Assisted suicide is dangerous public policy with potentially deadly consequences for everyone, but especially people with disabilities, the sick, the poor, and the elderly"....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Fake War Hero Gets Real Prison Time
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 3920 Views :: Health Care, Military

...United States District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Cody Joslin, age 32, to 18 months in prison today for theft of funds from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Senate Rushing to Commit Suicide--Vote Set With One Day Notice
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:22 PM :: 3816 Views :: Health Care, Life

The Senate Chambers will have HB2739 HD1 on the agenda (we have no idea where it will be on the agenda) when session opens tomorrow, March 29, 2018, at 11:30 a.m....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Hawaii Among Worst States for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 5305 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business, Cost of Living

...but has the 5th-least punative Medical Board....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
USNWR: Kauai Healthiest County in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 3565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Below are the 2018 rankings of the top 500 Healthiest Communities nationwide, and how they scored across each of the 10 categories....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes.
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 4308 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...people would never tolerate those levels of cigarette smoke in a public place anymore. So why were they OK with pot smoke?....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Assisted Suicide Clears Last Committee: Headed for Full Senate Vote
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:45 AM :: 5040 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...The assisted suicide bill passed 4-1 unamended by the Senate Judiciary Committee....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hawaii Scores $54M Windfall as Senior Partner in Tobacco Industry
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 3786 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...the State is the senior partner in the tobacco business.  Just ask the vapers....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Last Public Hearing Set for Assisted Suicide Bill
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:50 AM :: 3975 Views :: Health Care, Life

...On Friday, March 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in room #016....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Hawaii Counties Ranked by Health Indicators
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 3627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...our annual County Health Rankings show that where we live makes a difference in how well and how long we live....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
DoH: Tobacco Prevention Saves Hawaii $1B
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3367 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...results of 20 years of tobacco prevention and control policies and programs with an estimated total savings of $1 billion in health care costs to the state....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Honolulu 2nd-Skinniest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 AM :: 3310 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 18 key indicators of weight-related problems....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Scheduled for Senate Hearing
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:49 AM :: 3474 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Friday, March 16, 2018,  8:30 – 11:25 a.m., Conference Room 229, State Capitol....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Community Well-Being: Honolulu Ranks 18th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 3362 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...186 communities ranked based on their Well-Being Index scores....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Attorney General Sessions Announces New Actions To Improve School Safety And Better Enforce Existing Gun Laws
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 5906 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“...We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way our law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public...." 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Now in Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:38 AM :: 4673 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...HB2739 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health and Senate Judiciary....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Study: Hawaii Obamacare Prices to Jump 50% by 2021
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 3914 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...will they believe us if we blame Trump?...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Hawaii AG Sues Trump in Desperate Bid to Keep Health Insurance Expensive
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 4708 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... stop Trump from "provid(ing) new, more affordable options to Americans in the individual market who are getting hammered by skyrocketing premiums” ....

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Full Text: Assisted Suicide 16 Floor Amendments
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 2:39 PM :: 3927 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Rep. Tupola offers amendments to HB 2739 ....

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Monday, March 5, 2018
Report: Failing DoE Holds Back Hawaii's Progress Towards Eco-Socialism
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 6854 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education, Homelessness, Labor

...View Details of all Hawaii Goals, Targets, & Indicators....

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Monday, March 5, 2018
Effort to Digitize Records Stopped Cold by Outdated State Computers--But Still Cuts Wait Time for Workers’ Comp Hearings in Half
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 4360 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...Thousands of files have been digitized at the state’s disability compensation program. However, they need hardware with capacity for more storage to continue progress....

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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Battle Not Over: Protect Hawaii's Elderly from Assisted Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:17 PM :: 4120 Views :: Health Care, Life

...We will have more opportunities to voice our concerns in the remaining half of this session....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
HB2739: Hawaii Democrats Blind Suicide Leap
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 10:13 PM :: 8831 Views :: Democratic Party, Health Care, Life, Politicians, Republican Party

...All members of the committees voted “yes” on the bill, except Rep. Andria Tupola and Rep. Bob McDermott .... We were asked to vote without our members having seen a written draft of the revised bill....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Suicide: Committee members identified loopholes in the bill
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:57 AM :: 4849 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Life

...Committee members asked some very telling questions that identified loopholes that still remain in the bill.  The Attorney General's representative couldn't definitively state that all their concerns from the 2017 version were resolved in this current version that is supposed to have more robust protections.... 

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 AM :: 4725 Views :: Health Care, Life

...House Bill 4135 passed the Oregon Senate 17-12. While the stated intent of the bill’s authors was to update the advance directive, it also paves the way for healthcare representatives to remove access to food and water for vulnerable Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Honolulu GOP: Assisted Suicide Corrupts Practice of Medicine
By Brett Kulbis @ 2:28 PM :: 4874 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Life

... Insurance companies denied treatment to patients, offered to pay for assisted suicide ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Hawaii Among Least Affordable States for Your Aging Parents
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 5086 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks as 4th most expensive state for aging parents, study finds....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
SB270: Chin Pushing Gay Conversion Ban
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 5624 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...once a child molester turns your son gay, it will be illegal to obtain counseling which might lead to the molester/s being identified....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 7815 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Hawaii History, Health Care

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Gallup-Sharecare: Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Well-Being
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 4293 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this report examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the five elements of well-being....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Honolulu 8th Healthiest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 3153 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from cost of doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Assisted Suicide to be Fast-tracked?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:14 PM :: 4067 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Three suicide bills that were introduced this session by House members have been assigned to a JOINT committee hearing of the Health & Judiciary committees....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 7004 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Dental Health--Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 3011 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...25 key indicators of dental wellness....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
$1M Per Bed -- State Contract to Design, Build New State Hospital Building
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 2919 Views :: Health Care

...$140M for 144 beds....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
UH Hyperbaric Treatment Center reopens
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 4459 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...since the facility closed on October 19, 2017, new physicians have been trained in hyperbaric techniques. HTC reopened on January 15, 2018....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Agreement to Fund Government Delays Three Health Care-Related Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 4:25 PM :: 3345 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...these three health-related taxes would have taken $31.25 billion over the ten-year period from 2018 to 2027....

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