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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Has Hawaii forgotten that it legalized assisted suicide?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 839 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Since legalization, a total of 59 people have died after taking advantage of the Our Care Our Choice Act ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 912 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 822 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 AM :: 4431 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1887 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care, COVID-19

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaint Against Pang After Legislators Demand Firing
By News Release @ 6:34 AM :: 1530 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii feed stores seeing spike in Ivermectin sales--One Person Poisoned ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
DoH to Receive 500 Healthcare Surge Staff
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 790 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... They are expected to work in Hawai‘i for eight weeks each ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
UH Med School to Transfer 100 Employees to Queen's Hospital
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 955 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... A key component of this affiliation agreement is the creation of a combined physician group to be named The Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG). ...

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Ethics: COVID Profiteering by DoH Employee
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1303 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... used his state computer and state email account to send an email to the Chief Executive Officer of a private health care facility in which he solicited the CEO to purchase personal protective equipment from a private company, M&W Suppliers ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
Hawaii Sister Islands Among 15 US Counties with biggest primary health care worker shortages
By Selected News Articles @ 11:20 PM :: 1292 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii County 3rd worst, Maui 5th, Kauai 13th ....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Hawaii ranks 2nd healthiest state in US
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 1424 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... best and worst ranked states closely correlate with 2020 presidential election results ....

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Best States for Nurses--Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 PM :: 1146 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks 48th for nursing salary when cost of living is factored in ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
HB891: Proposed Taser Law Would Outlaw Common Medical Devices
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1478 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

"...any portable device that is designed to discharge electric energy, charge, voltage, or current into the body...."

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Hawaii 2nd Best State for Children’s Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 AM :: 1330 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2021’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
DCCA: Obamacare Enrollment Extended Again
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 2055 Views :: Health Care

... extension of a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Marketplace coverage until August 15 ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Hawaii Nurses Pay #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 1607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

... the 11,260 Hawaii RNs annual mean salary is $104,830 ....

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Stimulus Bill Expands Access to Free or Low-Cost Healthcare Coverage for Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 1187 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... One provision provides a 100 percent COBRA subsidy for up to six months. Another provision increases the Premium Tax Credit, which will extend Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies to higher-income individuals ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
SB56 tax scare could have long-lasting effect
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:02 PM :: 1316 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... it is doubtful any of Hawaii’s proposed tax increases this year will, if enacted, achieve the goal of increasing state revenues. More likely, they will further damage the economy and prompt even more of our family, friends and neighbors to move away ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
Doctors' Pay? Hawaii Ranks 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 1559 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the 5th lowest Avg. Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) ....

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Monday, March 22, 2021
​Doctors Tell State of Hawaii: ‘I’m leaving’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 AM :: 7140 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

... There are few things more nonsensical than encouraging doctors to leave a state during a pandemic, but that is exactly what the Hawaii State Legislature is doing .... 

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
Former Hawaii doctor tells why he moved to the mainland
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:39 PM :: 4481 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... I have a 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom house on half an acre with a view that stretches to a river, and that house costs me $539,000 ....

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
How to worsen our doctor shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:15 AM :: 1568 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii is down by more than 1,000 physicians, with no prospect of the situation improving ....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Raising Hawaii taxes could worsen MD shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:58 PM :: 1676 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... Lawmakers may impose the highest income tax in the nation on Hawaii residents making over $200,000, and this may be damaging to Hawaii's health system ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
VIDEO: Have Medical Professionals Been Forgotten Now That the Vaccine Has Arrived?
By Video @ 2:24 PM :: 1667 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The oversized postcard measures eight by twelve feet long is now on display at Castle Medical Center ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Nurses at Maui Health System Vote to Approve Contract
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 1400 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, COVID-19

... The contract rewards the risks taken and sacrifices made by these workers during the pandemic ....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
How Many Deficiencies? 43 Hawaii Nursing Homes Ranked
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1449 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Only 5 Hawaii Nursing Homes Score Better Than 'D' ....

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hawaii Gives 1.18 million syringes to drug addicts
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1215 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... And provided overdose prevention training and nasal naloxone to over 1,000 drug addicts ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Maui Nurses Tentative Contract
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 1515 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

... The registered nurses and other health care workers of Maui Health System reached a tentative contract agreement with MHS management just past 1:00 am HST Friday morning ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey--'Promising Trends'
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 1308 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Over 12,000 Hawai‘i students in grades 9 through 12 participated in the 2019 survey ....

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Saturday, February 6, 2021
$510K Fine for Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 1362 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, COVID-19

... During a follow-up revisit of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home on Jan. 6, 2021, inspectors found the facility to be in compliance, avoiding a mandatory termination of the facility on April 16, 2021 ....

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Saturday, January 30, 2021
Lung Assn: Hawaii Legislators Score 'F' on Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 1185 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

“...Because of COVID-19, we are all thinking more about lung health. Now is the time for lawmakers to act and take this opportunity to achieve lasting reductions in tobacco-related death and disease....”

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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Legislature Begins Session with Drugs and Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:59 PM :: 1517 Views :: Health Care, Life, Drugs

... Bill Tracking at the Legislature Begins ....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Hawaii Best-paying States for Nurses--But Still 8th Worst Housing Hours Worked
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 AM :: 1614 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... 33 Hours worked to afford median rent for nurses -- Hawaii ranks 43rd ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Hawaii: Lifetime Cost of Smoking $2.9M
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 AM :: 1325 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... potential monetary losses — including both the lifetime and annual cost of a cigarette pack per day, health care expenditures, income losses and other costs .... 

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign up Here: Hospitals Start Vaccinating Age 75+
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 3006 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

... Maui Memorial and Adventist Health are not waiting for the DoH any more ....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Physician Workforce Assessment Project -- 50% Shortage in Many Specialties
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 1632 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Statewide, the greatest specialty shortages by percentage are: Colorectal Surgery (65%), Pathology (64%), Pulmonology (63%), Infectious Disease (58%), Allergy/Immunology (55%), and Hematology/Oncology (44%) ....

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Monday, January 4, 2021
2020: A Year in the Life of a Healthcare Worker
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:25 PM :: 1256 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... being at a facility with a positive worker sparked change for me ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Hawaii Joins Democrat States Proposing Changes to Obamacare
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 1226 Views :: Health Care

... the group of commissioners detailed six immediate or critical policy recommendations and six longer-term recommendations for the Biden administration to consider ....

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Monday, December 21, 2020
Congress Restores Medicaid for COFA Citizens after 24 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 10:05 PM :: 1878 Views :: Health Care

... revising a drafting mistake in the 1996 welfare reform bill that barred the islanders from the program ....

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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Hawaii: Obamacare Funnels Taxpayer Money To Cover Elective Abortions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 AM :: 1334 Views :: Health Care, Life

...in Hawaii every available Obamacare plan covers elective abortions....

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Saturday, December 12, 2020
Obamacare Sign up Deadline December 15
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1005 Views :: Health Care

... Individual health insurance plans must be selected by December 15, 2020 to have coverage for 2021 ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Case Bill: Shift State COFA Costs to Federal Government
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1546 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

... Compact Impact Fairness Act Aims At Growing Burden On States and Territories, Now $200 Million Annually for Hawai’i Alone, For Uncovered Services To Resident Migrants From The Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Med-Quest RFP for Medicaid Plans
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1490 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, COVID-19

... for up to five health plans to ensure access and continuity of care for Medicaid beneficiaries ....

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Long Term Care: Hawaii Costs Soaring Faster
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 1622 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Increase in Long Term Care Costs in Hawaii Surpass National Trends; COVID-19 Pressures Future Costs ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
March of Dimes: Hawaii D+ for Premature Births
By News Release @ 9:08 PM :: 1375 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In Hawaii the preterm birth rate in 2019 was 10.6%, earning the state a "D+" grade. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality....

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Obamacare Marketplace Opens Nov 1
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1288 Views :: Health Care

... Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021 ....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Prison for Natural Supplement Makers Behind Wave of Liver Damage, Death in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 1808 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...CDC identified 97 people with acute non-viral hepatitis in an outbreak that began in Hawaii—72 of whom reported exposure to an OxyElite Pro branded product....

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
It’s Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage
By News Release @ 7:48 PM :: 1128 Views :: Health Care

...Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Hawaii 2nd-Highest Young Adult Vaping Rate
By Selected News Articles @ 11:01 PM :: 1393 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... A Growing Epidemic: States with the Highest Young Adult Vaping Rates ....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Debunking Hawaii Pesticide Study
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 1733 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...‘Heavy’ pesticide exposure linked to cardiovascular disease?  Flawed study raises ‘troubling’ questions about public health research....

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