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Friday, October 25, 2013
Administration Caught in New Obamacare Dilemma
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:00 PM :: 3358 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 :: 5530 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 :: 5878 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 :: 3059 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 :: 4881 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 :: 4772 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 :: 3472 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 :: 3912 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 :: 3958 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 :: 3500 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 :: 3493 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 :: 3300 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 :: 4005 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 :: 3913 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 :: 5430 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 :: 3465 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 :: 7965 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 :: 4900 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 :: 3943 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 :: 3761 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 :: 5261 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 :: 5737 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 :: 3263 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 :: 4286 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 :: 5199 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 :: 3996 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 :: 7247 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 :: 3383 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 :: 3565 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 :: 3818 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 :: 5447 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 :: 4948 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 :: 7329 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 :: 3504 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 :: 11616 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 :: 6569 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 :: 4974 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 :: 3946 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 :: 4674 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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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Shutdown: HRP Chairman Calls for Senate to Act
By David S Chang @ 7:44 PM :: 6412 Views :: National News, Health Care, Republican Party

The House has continually been reaching out to the Senate Democrats and President Obama to pass a resolution to ensure everyone receives equal treatment....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Story Behind the Government Shutdown
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 5304 Views :: National News, Health Care

Government funding isn’t the issue. It’s Obamacare....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Will Congress Stop Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:13 PM :: 5074 Views :: Health Care

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
5 Ways Obamacare Could Impact You in 5 Days
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 3632 Views :: Health Care

Today, Senators face a choice on the fate of Obamacare....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
DCCA Report: Obamacare Will Add 50% to Cost of Hawaii Health Insurance by 2014
By Selected News Articles @ 9:31 PM :: 5936 Views :: Health Care

The Oliver Wyman consultants expect individual premiums to average $346 in Hawaii in 2014, up from an average of $231 today....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz: Standing Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 PM :: 3974 Views :: Health Care

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed bill of the provision that would defund Obamacare....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii insurance firms launch campaign to counter misperceptions about Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:10 PM :: 4271 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii’s small business owners with 50 or fewer employees with existing health insurance coverage don’t need to make any changes when the Hawaii Health Connector launches Tuesday....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hawaii GOP Takes on Obamacare: "Make DC Listen"
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 4287 Views :: Health Care

"...stand with patriots like Senator Ted Cruz, who stood today with Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, on the floor of the US Senate for every American who will be affected by ObamaCare...."

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
UH Med School Releases Hawaiian-Pacific Health Study
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 4752 Views :: Health Care
“Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-Being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples.”
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This Fight Is for You
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 4406 Views :: Health Care

The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why....

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sex, drugs and Obamacare: Questions get personal, with no privacy guarantee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:50 PM :: 4919 Views :: Health Care

patients will be asked to disclose more personal information to their doctors — including how often they have sex and how with how many sexual partners....

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