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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Obama Administration: We Never Mean a Word We Say
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:52 AM :: 3699 Views :: Health Care

There was no delay…until there was. The Washington Post reported last night that March 31 is not, in fact, the final word....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Forced to Burn All its Federal Money, Health Connector Puts out RFP
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 4274 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector seeks proposals from qualified bidders to provide professional marketing and communication services.... 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Healthcare Insurers Poised to Gouge Consumers and Providers Alike?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 3784 Views :: Health Care

...consumers could see double-digit price hikes next year in states that fail to draw large numbers of [ACA] enrollees for 2014....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: What Exactly This Hobby Lobby Case Is About
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:54 PM :: 3824 Views :: Health Care

Today at the Supreme Court, some courageous Americans are standing up to Obamacare’s trampling of religious freedom....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Connector Celebrates 4th Anniversary of Health Care Law, Urges Consumers to Apply
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 3981 Views :: Health Care

Hawai‘i Health Connector is urging individuals and families to submit applications for health care coverage in a final push before the March 31 deadline....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Beyond Obamacare: Solving Hawaii's Healthcare Cost Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 5231 Views :: Health Care

Lloyd Lim details the pitfalls of organizing a 'Single Payer' healthcare insurance system in just one state....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
A Timeline of Obamacare Delays in Pictures
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:10 AM :: 3811 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare is now four years old. But unlike most 4-year-olds, it still can’t walk on its own....

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector: Only 23 Employers Applied March 1-15
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 4180 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Only 5,394 enrollments in the individual marketplace....

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Hawaii lawmaker calls for federal investigation into Obamacare spending
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:10 PM :: 3733 Views :: Health Care
“The lack of transparency regarding the grant expenditure requirements prompts this request for information and documentation”
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Friday, March 21, 2014
Have You Saved $2,500 Lately?
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:39 AM :: 3306 Views :: Health Care

President Obama recently admitted that Obamacare will cause some Americans to lose their doctors....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Sen Slom asks GAO to Investigate Hawaii Health Connector
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:35 PM :: 4139 Views :: Health Care

To date Hawaii has failed or refused to release information pertaining to the grants citing “”a potential threat”....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Obamacare Again Goes Before Supreme Court Next Week
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:47 PM :: 3819 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare has caused seemingly endless problems, and one of the big—and very personal—ones will be on display at the Supreme Court next week....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Feds: 34,000 Hawaii APIs Eligible for Health Care Savings
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 4340 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...34,000 uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in Hawai‘i are likely eligible for no cost health care coverage (such as Medicaid or CHIP)....

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Does the Obamacare Deadline Apply to Me?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:58 PM :: 2970 Views :: Health Care

For 2014, the penalty for not purchasing insurance will be either $95 or 1 percent of your annual income (whichever is greater)....

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Monday, March 17, 2014
Hawaii Health Connector Partners with Planned Parenthood
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4939 Views :: Family, Health Care

The Hawai‘i Health Connector and Planned Parenthood of Hawai‘i today announced a joint effort....

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Obamacare in Hawaii: Fixing What Wasn’t Broken
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 AM :: 4902 Views :: Health Care

In Hawaii, Obamacare has disrupted a health-coverage system that had seen 98 percent of the population insured before the recession....

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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Waitlist Patients Burden Hawaii Hospitals
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 4990 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Hawaii's waitlisted patients—that is, those remaining in a hospital after the need for acute care ceases—account for an annual loss of $62.7 million....
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Delaying Obamacare's Individual Mandate Due to 'Hardship' -- Caused by Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:53 PM :: 3199 Views :: Health Care

It’s getting difficult to take any part of Obamacare seriously....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Obama Administration's About-Face on Medicare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:52 PM :: 2990 Views :: Health Care

The administration had proposed new rules for seniors’ prescription drug plans in Medicare Part D....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Election Year: Abercrombie Writes Check to Kupuna Care as Medicaid Applicants Get Cut Off
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 4542 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

Meanwhile: Get Medicaid? Lose Kupuna Care....

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
With Asset Test Gone, Thousands Pile into Hawaii Medicaid
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 5225 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Since October 1, 69,041 people have been found eligible for Medicaid in Hawaii.  3,249 are eligible for CHIP.  Another 24,583 were deemed ineligible....

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
HI lawmakers want private providers to subsidize Obamacare exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:28 PM :: 3961 Views :: Health Care
Lawmakers scrambling to keep the Hawaii Health Connector solvent are proposing a fee for private insurers who decline to take part in the local Obamacare exchange....
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Friday, March 7, 2014
Two Quotes That Show the Absurdity of Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:39 PM :: 3775 Views :: Health Care

You just don’t understand how much better Obamacare is going to make your life; you’re afraid of change. It’s okay, he wants you to know; he understands....

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare Medicaid Applications–Even Less Than The Few
By Andrew Walden @ 2:43 AM :: 3694 Views :: Health Care

The post-Obamacare increase averages out to an additional 1,174 persons applying for Medicaid each month since October 1.... 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Hawaii urges residents to ‘tell a friend’ about Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:37 PM :: 3388 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector, the local Obamacare exchange, has a new campaign to boost enrollment — “Tell a friend.”....

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
'Sovereign Council' Scores $675K to Sell Obamacare
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 5482 Views :: DHHL, Health Care

The Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly (SCHHA) signed a $675,000 agreement today with the Hawaiʻi Health Connector to serve as a marketplace assister organization....

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Monday, March 3, 2014
Who Needs Health Connector? Feds Already Had Website offering Hawaii Insurance Policies
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5140 Views :: Health Care
"In general, consumers had substantially more policies to choose from on private websites such as eHealthinsurance.com and Finder.healthcare.gov than they presently have on the exchanges."
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Monday, March 3, 2014
New Obamacare Tax Will add $300 to Insurance Premiums
By NCPA @ 2:09 PM :: 3250 Views :: Health Care

Starting this year, ObamaCare's "annual fee" tax will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher premiums....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Residents in States With Troubled Exchanges Can Still Get Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 12:42 PM :: 4715 Views :: Health Care

...up until Thursday, the subsidies were only available to consumers who purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Grim scenario for Hawaii's Obamacare plan: The numbers don't add up
By Selected News Articles @ 12:43 AM :: 4109 Views :: Health Care

With anemic enrollment by individuals and little interest among small-business employers, the state’s nonprofit exchange -- known as the Hawaii Health Connector -- is unlikely to have enough money to pay its bills....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
As Health Exchange Implodes, Abercrombie Releases ‘Transformation Plan’
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 4368 Views :: Health Care
Abercrombie said: “This healthcare transformation plan outlines clear, tangible steps we can take to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care in Hawaii.”
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Matsuda: Fate of Prepaid Health Care Act Depends on Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 5406 Views :: Health Care

...Continuing the Connector as a state-based marketplace (SBM) is necessary in order to preserve the Prepaid Healthcare Act....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
VIDEO: Aloha Obamacare Wipeout
By Video @ 1:42 PM :: 5332 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"Aloha!" highlights the ways in which Obamacare is harming American families....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
LA Times: Hawaii Health Connector Refused to Cough up Secret Budget
By Selected News Articles @ 12:24 AM :: 4861 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii Health Connector had refused even to allow the state auditor to conduct a review required under state law....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Obamacare's Dumping Ground
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:11 AM :: 4605 Views :: Health Care

If President Obama—or anyone else—is expecting that Medicaid will be Obamacare’s salvation, look elsewhere....

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Friday, February 21, 2014
More Doctors Becoming Employees
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 3375 Views :: Health Care

An increasing number of doctors are moving to salaried hospital jobs, says the New York Times....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Is your baby carrying excess fat? Hawaii wants to know
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 5124 Views :: Family, Health Care

Hawaii’s children may be adored by their parents, but all Hawaii government sees is their “body fat”....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
SB2147: Silver Alert
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:13 AM :: 5059 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Modeled after the Maile Amber Alert, the Silver Alert uses the same voluntary partnership between local broadcasters, civil defense, police departments, and other state agencies....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
"Is there a way to allow a person to end his life without making someone else a criminal?"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 AM :: 4995 Views :: Health Care, Life

...A (mainland) legislator considering an assisted suicide law asked me this question:  "Is there a way to allow a person to end his life without making someone else a criminal?"....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
She Dreamed Obamacare Was Harmless
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 4284 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Shhh…keep quiet, or you’ll wake Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Report: Hawaii ranks worst for Obamacare signups
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:03 PM :: 5249 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Just 3,614 people enrolled in the state’s exchange, but the report does not disclose how many of those who registered also paid for their health care policies....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hawaii Among 10 Least Expensive Insurance Markets
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 AM :: 3640 Views :: Health Care

This ranking is based on the lowest cost of a “silver” plan.... 

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Saturday, February 15, 2014
ObamaCare: Taxpayers Spend $56,819 To Sign Up Each Person In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 PM :: 5166 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past three years to set up its state-run exchange....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Real Reason Health Spending Has Slowed
By NCPA @ 1:42 PM :: 3272 Views :: Health Care

President Obama tells us that "health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years."....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
How Shifting to Electronic Records Has Endangered Patient Privacy
By NCPA @ 12:38 PM :: 3442 Views :: Health Care

Policymakers should adopt privacy measures to protect patients from potential problems with electronic health records....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Obamacare Is So Great, We Just Can't Wait for You to… Oh.
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:21 AM :: 3342 Views :: Health Care

Hurting workers doesn’t play well in an election year.....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Senator Sam Slom Appointed to Special Investigative Committee
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 4716 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...examining allegations of administrative abuses and an ongoing failure to provide a safe work environment at the Hawaii State Hospital....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
HIT Apologia
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 3717 Views :: Health Care

It doesn’t take long to figure out that people haven’t learned a blessed thing from flushing $20 billion down the toilet....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Another $19.1M CIP for HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 3704 Views :: Health Care

...replacements, renovations and upgrades to our aging infrastructure at several state hospital facilities....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Epic Fail: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong
By Selected News Articles @ 9:50 PM :: 4057 Views :: Health Care

"Last month, the Republican National Committee filed public-records requests in Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Oregon seeking information about compensation and vacation time for the exchange directors, four of whom have resigned."

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