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Friday, July 13, 2018
HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Control Over Counties
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 6833 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...This provision would block (preempt) county governments in Hawaii from passing their own laws to reduce tobacco use, including measures addressing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes that attract kids....

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Friday, July 6, 2018
Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 3858 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Wide variations exist in diagnosis rates between states and cities....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 3946 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...Of more than 1,000 cancer centers across the country, the UH Cancer Center is one of only 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hawaii ranks 24th in national child well-being
By News Release @ 12:22 PM :: 5765 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released June 27 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
More Than 8 Cents of Each State Revenue Dollar Goes to Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 AM :: 3934 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii spent the second-lowest share of its own dollars on Medicaid in 2016....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Special Ed: DoE Loses Class Action Suit Filed for 495 Students
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 7346 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Health Care, Labor

...495 young adults from Hawai'i will soon be receiving compensatory education and education-related services thanks to the recent settlement....

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
New Medicare Cards are Arriving in Hawaii and Pacific Territories
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 3251 Views :: Health Care

...CMS removes Social Security numbers, increasing fraud protection and consumer experience for millions of Americans....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
After a Few Months of Typing, HGEA Member Scores Lifetime 'Disability' Pension
By Robert Thomas @ 1:23 PM :: 6092 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...with 10 years of back payments thanks to a 3-2 decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ige Unveils Security Features Designed to Make it Harder for HGEA Members to Have Sex With Mental Patients or Let Them Escape
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 5487 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

...patients and staff expected to occupy the new building in 2021....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Pressler out at DoH
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 4462 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Anderson will be taking over for Pressler.  He has served as administrator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources since October 2015....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Assisted Suicide: A Look into Hawaii's Future
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 4668 Views :: Health Care, Life

...look to other places both here and abroad where assisted suicide is already legal....

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
OHA releases report on health of Native Hawaiian women
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 4614 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

... Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being, a 150-page report ....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Funds for Treating Individuals with Mental Illness: Is Your State Generous or Stingy?
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 3744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...study reveals dramatic eight-fold difference in percentage of state funds allocated to helping mentally ill....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Feds Approve Hawaii Air Ambulance deal
By News Release @ 11:20 AM :: 3850 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Merger of Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. and AMR Holdco, Inc....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii Among Top Health Systems
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 4055 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 :: 5227 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 :: 5885 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 :: 3992 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 :: 6525 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 :: 3474 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 :: 5349 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 :: 5957 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 :: 5447 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 :: 3495 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 :: 7101 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 :: 4594 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 :: 5898 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 :: 5126 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 :: 4598 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 :: 4514 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 :: 6204 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 :: 4415 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 :: 5068 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 :: 5918 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 :: 4367 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 :: 4682 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 :: 4409 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 :: 3826 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 :: 3785 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 :: 4127 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 :: 3954 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 :: 6879 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 :: 5740 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 :: 4569 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 :: 5337 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 :: 4639 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 :: 7996 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 :: 5078 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 :: 4847 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 :: 10219 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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