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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Schatz: Put Everybody on Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 PM :: 4842 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...The senator also purports to somehow raise the payment rates that Medicaid doles out to hospital systems and physicians, but how he would do so remains unclear....

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 AM :: 4137 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:14 PM :: 5163 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has no soda tax. But that's not for lack of trying.....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Hawaii, 2017: 15 Cases of Rat Lungworm and Counting
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 3584 Views :: Health Care

...This year, the state confirmed a total of 15 cases of the serious parasitic infection, which is the highest number of cases reported in the state over the last decade....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 3865 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Unexpected update from FDA halts federal regulations and embraces e-cigarettes....

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Friday, July 28, 2017
Hawaii a case study in how government can make basic healthcare a nightmare
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 4230 Views :: Health Care

...the state-run Maui Memorial Hospital faced every problem a medical facility could. Dogged by consistently low professional accreditation ratings, it lacked specialists and had constant funding shortfalls. Patients regularly had to be airlifted to Honolulu, even for trauma care....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Hirono: I get most of my Intel from Watching TV
By Video @ 11:05 PM :: 6985 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care, Politicians

..."Well, mainly I get my news from watching you guys on TV" Hirono said....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 4834 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 4369 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4899 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"It has been a long journey to bring us to this historic transition"

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Monday, June 26, 2017
What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 4525 Views :: Health Care, Military

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Medicaid Expansion Crowds Emergency Rooms
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3160 Views :: Health Care

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 5915 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 5981 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 7047 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

As case number 15 of rat lungworm disease came to light last month, my blood boils a bit because of what has happened over the last several years....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 5467 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Controversial New VA Director to Host Kauai Town Hall Meeting
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4309 Views :: Health Care, Military

...5pm Friday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue....

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 11:15 PM :: 4778 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

Hawaii's AG joins other states asking the federal government for a policy change that would allow the states greater flexibility to investigate Medicaid fraud....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 4460 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 4981 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
SB501: Mandatory Abortion Promotion -- Final Reading House and Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 5521 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The bill will have it's final reading in the House on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the 9:00 a.m. Floor Session.  The Senate reading is also scheduled for May 2, 2017, during the 10:00 a.m. Floor Session....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 5111 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

... MAY 4, 2017 -- ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE ....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 5369 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Second Lady Sees Art Therapy in Action at Hawaii Base
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 4459 Views :: Health Care, Military

Karen Pence, a champion for art therapy programs, visited the arts and crafts building at Schofield, where she spoke with patients currently enrolled in art therapy programs....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 5116 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Military

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 3681 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 8543 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, Taxes

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 

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Friday, April 21, 2017
HTA: Tamp Down all this Rat Lungworm Talk
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 4447 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

“To the visitors already in the Hawaiian Islands or planning a trip here in the coming months, there is no need to be overly concerned. Please patronize our restaurants...."

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 7766 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Land Use, GMOs

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 4211 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has 8 ‘A’ Hospitals out of 12 total hospitals....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 AM :: 6030 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

On March 6 Hawai’i Free Press carried an article reporting on SB501: “Hawaii lawmakers are censoring pro-lifers who were defending free speech”.  Now the Attorney General has weighed in....

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Sunday, April 9, 2017
After Appealing to Supreme Court, State Wins Right to Forcibly Medicate Psycho Killer
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 4433 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

In 2013, the Hawaii State Hospital moved for a court order authorizing the involuntary administration of medication to Lawrence after he refused to accept medication....

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Who lives longer: Hawaii life expectancies examined in research study
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 4261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The life expectancy at birth in Hawaii in 2010 was 82.4 years....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 5420 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 3335 Views :: Health Care

The authors note that their recommendations are important as the healthcare system moves toward value-based payment....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Report: Big island Hotspot for ‘Premature Death’
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 4238 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Rates of youth disconnection are higher in rural counties than in urban counties....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 4625 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Avg Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) – 50th....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Suicide Bill Would Have Let Nurses Diagnose Fatal Illness and Prescribe Death Pills
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 4807 Views :: Health Care, Life

People with years or decades to live may qualify for assisted suicide....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 AM :: 6040 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Bully Bill Advances Out of Health Committee....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Assisted Suicide Loses in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 4752 Views :: Health Care, Life

Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4809 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Assisted Suicide Hearing Set for Thursday
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:23 PM :: 4144 Views :: Health Care, Life

... a lethal dose of barbiturates can save insurance companies big money ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Assisted Suicide Laws in Oregon and Washington: What Safeguards?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 4554 Views :: Health Care, Life

In Oregon, 1,749 lethal prescriptions have been written and at least 1,127 patients have died from ingesting the drugs....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
The Legislature Just Can't Help Itself When It Comes to the Maui Hospital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:17 PM :: 4290 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...bills heard this week (HB76, HB233, and HB234) attempt to amend the law passed last summer by adding new severance options for the hospital employees....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 6623 Views :: Family, Health Care, Labor

... Kupuna Caregivers $70/Day Appropriation SB534 / HB607 ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
SB501: Force Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:41 PM :: 4834 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The House Health Committee is poised to pass a bill requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to disseminate pro-abortion messages....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 3883 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 6617 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

The caller had reported that she had seen a farmworker taken off of the field via ambulance and quickly assumed he had been poisoned....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Senate Approves Assisted Suicide and Mandatory Abortion Promotion—How They Voted
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:57 AM :: 5504 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

Both bills will now crossover to the House where the process will begin again....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 7585 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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