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Saturday, May 25, 2024
Bills that will ‘truly help the people of Hawaii’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 490 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

... huge wins in the areas of taxes, healthcare and housing reform ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
DoH Awards Ambulance Contract for Maui, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 385 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care

... Hawai‘i State Department of Health awards ground ambulance contracts to American Medical Response ....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 608 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

"they did not update their label”

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
GET exemption could be turning point in Hawaii healthcare crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:48 AM :: 643 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... This year, the Legislature finally listened to their pleas and passed SB1035 ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
By UHERO @ 2:54 PM :: 820 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... More than four in ten people reported difficulties accessing medical care and medications, compared to about one in ten before the fires ....

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Friday, May 10, 2024
Fairness one reason to expand GET break for medical services
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:29 AM :: 1033 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... nonprofit hospitals are exempt from the GET, but small physician practices and clinics are not ....

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Sunday, May 5, 2024
How Did it Happen? Legislature passes historic bills on taxation, housing and healthcare
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:31 PM :: 1514 Views :: Development, Health Care, Taxes

... Get inside scoop at upcoming events on how good bills managed to prevail ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Nurses
By Wallet Hub @ 12:00 PM :: 1303 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii ranks 47th in health care facilities per capita ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Hawaii Least Drug Problem in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:24 AM :: 1189 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... but Hawaii has the 5th-highest proportion of teenagers offered drugs on school grounds ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
SB1035: Legislature Passes Bill to Exempt Medical Care from GE Tax
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 1425 Views :: Health Care, Military, Taxes

... exempts hospitals, infirmaries, medical clinics, health care facilities, pharmacies, and medical and dental providers from General Excise Tax (GET) on goods or services that are reimbursed through Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
​Legislature on Brink of Advancing Brighter Future
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:24 PM :: 1264 Views :: Development, Health Care, Taxes

... at least five bills strongly supported by my colleagues and I at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii were passed out of conference committees and now will go for final votes at the House and Senate floor sessions ....

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Friday, April 26, 2024
Hawaii Window Open: Student loan debt repayment for health professionals
By News Release @ 4:33 AM :: 960 Views :: Health Care

... The application deadline for the second cohort of this groundbreaking program is July 1, 2024 ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Let’s end embarrassing tax on medical services
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:26 PM :: 1124 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... the GET makes practicing in Hawaii so financially challenging, causing many Hawaii doctors to retire or move away ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
How does Hawai‘i’s economic geography affect its healthcare industry?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 805 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

... The state’s high cost of living likely compounds these problems by hindering the recruitment of healthcare professionals ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Legislators “stripped out pretty much everything that made it work.”
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:58 PM :: 1380 Views :: Development, Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... highlights, frustrations at 2024 Legislature ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 967 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

... more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
How to Nurse Hawaii Back to Good Health
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:59 PM :: 1148 Views :: Health Care

... State lawmakers took an important first step last year by passing legislation that allowed Hawaii to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:09 PM :: 1314 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Religion, Drugs

... From this point on, there will be no more public input via hearings. ...

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Sunday, March 31, 2024
GET on Health Care, Revisited
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1391 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... HB 1675: GET exemption for medical services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
Leaked WPATH Files Expose Medical Malpractice at Global Transgender Healthcare Authority
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1718 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... The files, which were leaked from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), were published by the US-based think tank Environmental Progress ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 9:24 PM :: 1565 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Drugs

... marijuana, abortion, parental rights ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Hawaii -- Most Affordable State For Healthcare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1560 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii boasts the lowest percentages and costs in several key metrics ....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 1694 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... from the average annual wage of physicians to the number of hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system ....

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Sunday, March 17, 2024
Grassroot Institute Bills on the Move in the Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 AM :: 1427 Views :: Development, Health Care, Cost of Living

... 2024 Legislature resumes session and Grassroot Institute is on the case ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
HB2079 Would Legalize Child Kidnapping for Sex Change
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 9824 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... to allow legal protections for any non-parent with sufficient access and means to remove a child of any age from their home state, and to bring them to Hawaii in the name of receiving “Gender Affirming Care” ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1527 Views :: Family, Health Care, Religion, Drugs

... Final House Vote on Minor Access to Gender Affirmation Care ....

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Thursday, March 7, 2024
HB1675: No GE Tax on Medical Services
By Video @ 3:40 AM :: 1544 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... supporting HB 1675 as the first step in getting rid of GET for medical services ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
State Hospital pretends to make changes in wake of slaying of staffer
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1342 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

... DOH conducted a full safety and security review of the State Operated Specialized Residential Program (SOSRP) and Hawai‘i State Hospital (HSH) facilities ....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Unlicensed Midwives Sue State
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 1526 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... there were no professional licenses in Hawaii before Captain Cook arrived, therefore unlicensed midwifery is 'indigenous' ....

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Monday, February 26, 2024
Reports show assisted suicide continues to grow in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1515 Views :: Health Care, Life

... 197 prescriptions have been written for death-inducing drugs in Hawaii since the passage of the state’s “medical aid in dying” law in 2019 ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1569 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... first, Green's task force will seek out 'traumatized' State employees ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
DoH: Exposing tobacco marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1252 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The tobacco industry spends an estimated $22 million on marketing in Hawaiʻi each year costing the state $611 million in annual health care costs, $1.1 billion in lost productivity, and nearly $1,000 per household in state and federal tax burden ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:33 AM :: 1549 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

... HB1780 Eliminating Good Friday? ....

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Monday, February 5, 2024
Court: HMSA Physician Contracts “oppressive, unconscionable, and unenforceable”
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 4334 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... In a February 2, 2024 Order, 3rd Circuit Judge Robert D S Kim has voided HMSA, HMSA Medicare, and Quest ‘Participating Physician Agreements’ ....

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Saturday, February 3, 2024
Alaska and Hawaii Delegations Seek Medicare Reimbursement Flexibility for Rural Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 1189 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

... to increase the amount that hospitals in Alaska and Hawaii can be reimbursed by Medicare to perform outpatient procedures for enrolled seniors .... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
18 Years Later State Wins Dannenberg EUTF Suit
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1391 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... contending that the EUTF had unconstitutionally diminished accrued retiree health benefits under Article XVI, Section 2 of the Hawai‘i Constitution ....

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:57 PM :: 1855 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...staff’s intentional attempts to inflate their pay...."

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Lung Association: Hawai‘i Earns Mixed Grades for Tobacco Control Policies
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1160 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report releases Hawai‘i grades for tobacco control policies, outlines steps to reduce burden of tobacco ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 1223 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... Passage into law would take an important step toward further rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in practice and effect ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
$4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 1172 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 8th highest cost of smoking ....  

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
EMS lost $33M after failing to bill patients?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 1570 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... City and County of Honolulu had nearly a year to prepare for the July 1, 2022 handover, but somehow didn’t get the billing contract established ....

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Friday, December 22, 2023
State Pays Down Student Debt for 492 Medics
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1265 Views :: Health Care

... The first application window opened on September 9, 2023 and closed on October 2, 2023. On Wednesday, just in time for Christmas, 492 awardees received acceptance letters. ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Loss of $192M? Honolulu EMS forgot to bill ambulance patients for over a year
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 2182 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... EMS neglected to bill patients for ambulance rides starting July 1, 2022 ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1556 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii to join more medical licensure compacts?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 1144 Views :: Health Care, Military

... green-light compacts for other medical professionals, such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical service personnel, psychologists, audiologists ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Medical certificate-of-need laws have little to do with actual need
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:38 AM :: 1240 Views :: Health Care

... Prospective healthcare providers need state permission before they can build new hospitals or offer other services in Hawaii ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1437 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association’s ‘State of Lung Cancer’ report reveals improvement in survival rate for people of color, examines toll of lung cancer state-by-state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1524 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
‘CON’ laws hindering access to better Hawaii healthcare
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 AM :: 1522 Views :: Health Care

... repealing CON laws in Hawaii could result in “11 more hospitals, including four more rural hospitals [and] two more ambulatory surgical centers” ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Zoom-ing in on Better Healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:02 PM :: 1529 Views :: Health Care

... Could broader use of telehealth improve the quality of healthcare in Hawaii? ....

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