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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Asset-Rich People Now Eligible for Hawaii Medicaid--But Can't Log on the Website
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 AM :: 7211 Views :: Health Care

"Apparently I qualify for Medicaid, even though I have quite a bit of assets---way more than most people have when they retire."

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Gabbard: ‘Coverage-Related Problems Raise Serious Concerns’ About Obamacare
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 2964 Views :: Health Care

"...the glitch-ridden launch of the online exchanges, and other coverage-related problems, have raised serious concerns....”

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Friday, November 1, 2013
CANCELLED: Oversight Hearing to Evaluate Foster Homes, Adult Residential Care Homes
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 7067 Views :: Family, Health Care

Monday, November 04, 2013 Hearing Cancelled

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Friday, November 1, 2013
The Conservative Alternative to Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:49 PM :: 3168 Views :: Health Care
We’ve been very critical of Obamacare because it’s hurting Americans. But that has caused some to ask, “What’s your alternative?”
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Friday, November 1, 2013
After Six Years Improvement, Hawaii Scores 'C' on Premature Birth
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 4343 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii’s preterm birth rate fell to 12.2 percent but the change was not enough to change its grade on the 2013 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
A Psychiatric Trick or Treat
By NCPA @ 2:56 PM :: 3494 Views :: Health Care

Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation creating a federally funded Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) program....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NYT: Obamacare 'Adverse Selection' Followed by 'Death Spiral'
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 3969 Views :: Health Care

Economists call the process "adverse selection" and warn that in its worst iteration it could lead to a "death spiral" of falling enrollment and climbing prices....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
State Releases 10-Year Report on Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 6248 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

“The extensive report summarizes rates of treatment services in Hawaii and reflects substance abuse trends and areas of concern"

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Has Your Health Insurance Plan Been Canceled?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:37 PM :: 4768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

"If you like your health care, you can keep your health care plan." --Obama, 2009 

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Seminar Tackles Healthcare Options for Small Businesses in Hawaii
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:12 PM :: 3963 Views :: Health Care

...there are plans both ON and OFF the Affordable Health Act's Hawaii Health Connector web site that you are being encouraged to compare....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Emergency Appropriation for HHSC Hospitals to be Considered Monday
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 4960 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care
  • TIME:     1:30 p.m.
  • PLACE:  Conference Room 309 State Capitol 415 South Beretania St
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Friday, October 25, 2013
Administration Caught in New Obamacare Dilemma
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:00 PM :: 3248 Views :: Health Care

Individuals who now believe they face maximum out-of-pocket costs of $2,000 may end up paying hundreds more....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Welfare subsidies on the rise in Hawaii
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:52 PM :: 5373 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii’s Legislature appropriated $2.75 billion for fiscal year 2013 and $2.83 billion for FY 2014 — or about 20 percent of the state general fund budget — for “social services” operating expense....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Obamacare Website Mess: 2010 Hawaii Audit Should Have Been ‘Red Flag’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 5707 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc., another subsidiary, had been responsible for overhauling the IT systems for the Hawaii tax department....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
3 Ways Obamacare Is Like HealthCare.gov
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:32 PM :: 2963 Views :: Health Care

The abject failure of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, is proving quite the analogy for Obamacare itself....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:09 AM :: 4745 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Kaiser Health News: Thousands of Policies Cancelled Due to Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 4636 Views :: Health Care

Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Obama Said This with a Straight Face
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 3374 Views :: Health Care
“Thousands of people are signing up and saving money as we speak.”
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Monday, October 21, 2013
Death Spirals
By John Goodman @ 2:37 PM :: 3809 Views :: Health Care

A death spiral occurs when pricing in an insurance market spins out of control....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
AARP: Hawaii Health Connector Needs Transparency & Accountability
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 3828 Views :: Health Care

Now that health plans and rates are available, standard weekly reports should be made public to chart the progress of enrolling Hawaii’s 100,000 uninsured residents....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Entitlement Reform: Replace Obamacare ACOs With Better Model
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 PM :: 3385 Views :: Health Care

The White House and Congress are inching closer to a conversation about serious entitlement reform....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Deal That’s No Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:54 PM :: 3387 Views :: Health Care

Our national nightmare isn’t the government shutdown; it’s Obamacare....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Unraveling of ObamaCare has Just Begun
By NCPA @ 4:48 PM :: 3187 Views :: Health Care

The problem lies with the nature of the law itself, promising trillions in new government benefits while relying on dubious financing mechanisms. These problems were not only foreseeable, they were indeed widely foreseen....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Survey: Hawaii Health Exchange Worst in Nation
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 3870 Views :: Health Care

HealthPocket also found that some exchanges did not allow for anonymous health plan shopping....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange re-launches with more glitches
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:24 PM :: 3794 Views :: Health Care

...while some consumers were able to view the information on plans and pricing, others continued to receive an error message....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
CPA says hype over Obamacare small business tax credit is misleading
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 PM :: 5293 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Think small business owners really are going to get tax credits through Obamacare health exchanges? Think again....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Find Your State: See How Much Obamacare Coverage Will Cost
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:16 PM :: 3361 Views :: Health Care

Sorry, Hawaii is not included likely due to the last-in-the nation start for the Hawaii Health Connector....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UPDATE: Feds Shutdown? Obamacare a Mess? Abercrombie Secretly Vacations in France--Adds 9 Days to Trip
By News Release @ 8:38 PM :: 7795 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

On Friday (Sept. 27), the governor and his wife Nancie Caraway will travel to France.  Originally scheduled to return Oct 11, the governor is now planning to be back in Hawaii Oct. 20....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Two Weeks Late, Health Connector Now Claims to Be "Open for Business"--Directs Users to Crashed Website
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 4740 Views :: Health Care

“This website is temporarily unavailable, please try again later."

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Obamacare’s Secret Is Out
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:08 PM :: 3841 Views :: Health Care

Americans are learning the reason this law’s implementation was postponed until after the presidential election....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
ObamaCare Is Not a Bailout for State and Local Governments
By NCPA @ 12:58 PM :: 3651 Views :: Health Care

Most governments will need to summon substantial political will to use ObamaCare to drop retiree health care coverage....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Two Things Washington Cannot Ignore
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:12 AM :: 5110 Views :: National News, Health Care

The House has passed a variety of bills that would have reopened portions of the federal government, but the Senate has rejected them....

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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Reasons to be Concerned About Obamacare - Taxes
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 5544 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

The shut down of the federal government pivots on which side will blink first....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
How Much Is Your Health Insurance Going Up?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 3172 Views :: Health Care

Have you gotten a letter from your insurance company about your premiums going up? 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
HI lawmakers question Obamacare exchange delays
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:43 PM :: 4164 Views :: Health Care

The web site went live Oct. 1, but those seeking health care coverage haven’t been able to review pricing or coverage information....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Liver Let Die
By Video @ 2:19 PM :: 5067 Views :: Health Care

...this shady industry is trying to recover from a pretty good licking it received today from the FDA....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Obamacare: Hawaii Only State Which Still Has Not Launched
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 3878 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii, President Barack Obama’s birthplace, has the only online health insurance marketplace that has not yet launched....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Built by Same Contractor Responsible for Federal ACA Failure
By News Release @ 1:17 PM :: 7090 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector’s failed website was built under a $53M contract with the same CGI which has made a mess of the federal ACA signup website....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
A Letter to President Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:25 PM :: 3294 Views :: Health Care

As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Still Not Open, Hawaii Health Connector Apologizes for Being so Sorry
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 3429 Views :: Health Care

We won’t stop working until the doors to HawaiiHealthConnector.com are wide open.....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Hurry, Hurry, Sign Up for Obamacare!
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 3713 Views :: Health Care

...sign up for Obamacare before this hot introductory offer expires....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
"Oxyelite Pro" Dietary Supplement Linked to Death, Liver Failure
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 5314 Views :: Health Care
Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is alerting local retailers and requesting the voluntary removal from sale of the product OxyElite Pro pending an ongoing investigation of cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis....
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 4810 Views :: National News, Health Care

President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Hawaii Drug Overdose Deaths Soaring -- Now Kill More than Auto Accidents
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 7158 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined, and drug overdose deaths exceed motor vehicle-related deaths....

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Monday, October 7, 2013
Family Doctor: I Want to Take Care of My Patients
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:10 PM :: 3421 Views :: Health Care

The biggest problem with Obamacare is that there are going to be layers and layers of government bureaucracy that will try to tell me how to treat patients I’ve helped for over 25 years....

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
Secret Chart Reveals HMSA Individual, Family Rates-- $873 Per Person for Non-Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 11455 Views :: Health Care
HMSA, Kaiser, and the Hawaii Health Connector continue to refuse to make these rates public, but we've got them here....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Secret Rates Revealed? HMSA Premium Jumps 44%
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 6424 Views :: Health Care

Under their current small-business group coverage they are paying $810.56 per month.  Their new price effective July 1, 2014 will be $1,166.24 per month....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: Six Legislative Committees to Discuss ‘Concerns’
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4860 Views :: Health Care

The Insurance Commissioner will discuss concerns regarding new insurance requirements of the ACA and its impact on rates and populations groups ....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii residents, lawmakers frustrated with health connector glitches
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:25 PM :: 3850 Views :: Health Care
Hawaii lawmakers plan a briefing Wednesday to look into problems related to the Hawaii Health Connector services....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector Claims 1,181 Obamacare Applications
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 4559 Views :: Health Care

The Connector logged 19,457 unique visits to the site, completed 1,181 applications, and received 1,257 calls connected at the contact center on the first day....

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