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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hawaii Health Connector: State-Contracted Telemarketers Now Selling Subsidized HMSA, Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 4404 Views :: Health Care

The Hawaii Health Connector Customer Support Center is now open....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 16, 2013
By Congress.org @ 3:27 PM :: 5030 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

Health Care Subsidy

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:23 PM :: 4667 Views :: Health Care, Labor

In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Legislative Briefing: Priorities for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Health
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 3655 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
TIME: 10:30 AM
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Friday, September 13, 2013
A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 3633 Views :: Health Care

Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
AFL-CIO: Obamacare Fundamentally Unfair to Union Workers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 8815 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
HMSA 'Dumping' Thousands of Policies, Blames Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 10078 Views :: Health Care

"The Affordable Care Act...is bringing many changes.... Your plan is among those that won’t meet ACA requirements."

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Why This Doctor Fears Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:59 AM :: 3523 Views :: Health Care

Unfortunately, everything Dr. Shepherd loves about his job is now at risk....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Oversight of Home-Community Based Services Working Group to Meet
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 4121 Views :: Health Care
DATE: Monday, September 30, 2013
TIME: 1:30 pm
PLACE: Conference Room 329, State Capitol

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Monday, September 9, 2013
When Obamacare 'Navigators' Ask If You're Qualified, You Should Ask Them About Identity Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 7:40 PM :: 4160 Views :: Health Care

Starting October 1, armies of “Navigators” will begin asking Americans very personal questions....

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Monday, September 9, 2013
10 Ways Obamacare Isn’t Working
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:12 AM :: 3683 Views :: Health Care

...the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
HHSC: We Can Only Guess at the Cost of Procedures
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 4712 Views :: Health Care

...they face both dwindling reimbursements and payments increasingly tied to outcomes....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Planned Parenthood Uses Tax Dollars From Obamacare to Push Sex Ed on Hawaii Kids
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 8789 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education
The Hawaii Youth Services Network and the University of Hawaii received almost two million dollars from ... Obamacare—to develop, replicate, and implement “comprehensive sex education” in Hawaii schools....
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
IRS Finalizes Penalty for ObamaCare Mandate
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 3643 Views :: Health Care

The regulation from the IRS formally codifies the fine charged to people without insurance....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
State Paying Xerox $54M to Check Obamacare EHR Fraud
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 4214 Views :: Health Care

Providers apply for the incentives using a secure, web-based tool from Xerox to show that they have implemented and used EHRs under federal guidelines....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:35 PM :: 3344 Views :: Health Care

In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
FULL TEXT: ILWU Quits AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Union Raids
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 6573 Views :: Health Care, Labor
IRONY: The ILWU is quitting AFL-CIO in part due to the signature achievement of a President whose teenage political lessons were learned from Frank Marshall Davis, formerly a columnist at the ILWU-owned Honolulu Record, which was printed back in the days when the ILWU was "too red" to be in the AFL-CIO....
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Need a Job? State Will Hire You to Sell Obamacare
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 4153 Views :: Health Care

If hired, feel free to send Hawai'i Free Press stories about your adventures as a state-funded insurance salesperson....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Obamacare Quiz for Employers
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 5358 Views :: Economy, Health Care
“Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.”
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Monday, August 26, 2013
Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:34 PM :: 3157 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare is devastating policy for America....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
When You Can’t Actually Keep Your Health Care Plan
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:27 PM :: 4101 Views :: Health Care

UPS yesterday announced it is dropping coverage for spouses of employees....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Study: Obesity Soaring in State, but Hawaii Ranks 47th
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 5036 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...adult obesity in Hawaii has increased nearly three times from that it was a little over 20 years ago. In the past year alone, obesity has risen more than seven percent....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Publicly Funded Ads Promote Purchase of HMSA, Kaiser Policies
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 3908 Views :: Health Care

Open enrollment for Hawai‘i residents is October of this year....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
An Awesome Superhero Video About… Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:50 PM :: 3654 Views :: Health Care
Would “an awesome superhero or action-movie style video” change your mind about Obamacare?
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Monday, August 19, 2013
Top 2 Myths About Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:07 PM :: 3330 Views :: Health Care

Congress defunds mandatory spending on appropriations bills every year....

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 17606 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Justice Reinvestment
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Hawaii Congressional Delegation, Staff Illegally Exempted from Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:26 PM :: 4816 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care
“If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
New Poll Shows Support for Defunding Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:57 PM :: 3411 Views :: Health Care

57 percent—support defunding this unfair, unaffordable, unworkable law....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Is ObamaCare Paving the Way for a Single-Payer System?
By NCPA @ 1:34 PM :: 3377 Views :: Health Care

ObamaCare's new insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid represent the building blocks....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Defiance
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:31 PM :: 3448 Views :: Health Care

...the case for defunding Obamacare....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 5519 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

the prevalence of preschool obesity ranged from 9.2% to 17.9%....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Not Just Hawaii: Insurance Companies Reject Obamacare Exchanges--Reid Predicts Single-Payer Coming
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 4330 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Hawaii, the Obamacare Exchanges in other states are not attracting insurance competitors....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Study Published, Site Selection Next
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 7283 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, OHA

...results of a feasibility study on the proposed adolescent residential drug treatment and healing facility are now available online....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
The Next Threat to Your Privacy
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 3631 Views :: Health Care

When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system....

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
What Everybody Ought to Know About Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:00 AM :: 3664 Views :: Health Care

Congress is well on its way to solving its Obamacare problem—for Members of Congress and their staffs, that is....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Obamacare Menu Labeling Law: The Food Police Are Coming
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:05 PM :: 5592 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

The FDA estimates that first-year compliance costs could be as high as $537 million for all regulated businesses covered under the rule....

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Monday, August 5, 2013
HMSA, Kaiser Front Group Pays off 'Community Partners'
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 4263 Views :: Health Care

Hawai‘i Health Connector today announced that it is partnering with 34 community organizations throughout the state....

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Monday, August 5, 2013
Does the Doctor Need a Boss?
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 3116 Views :: Health Care

...this IOM report has been pretty thoroughly debunked....

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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Congress in the Obamacare Trap: No Easy Escape
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:32 AM :: 4043 Views :: Health Care

High anxiety is gripping Capitol Hill. The reason: On January 1, 2014, Members of Congress and their staff will lose their current employment-based health insurance and will instead be offered coverage in the health insurance exchanges established under the new health care law....

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Friday, August 2, 2013
Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:17 PM :: 3496 Views :: Health Care

President Obama assured lawmakers that they and their staffs wouldn't be foisted onto the same health exchange as millions of Americans....

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Friday, August 2, 2013
More Disincentives to Work under ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 12:05 PM :: 3129 Views :: Health Care

...a couple would be eligible for subsidies worth $3,452 to purchase a so-called silver insurance plan if they made up to $62,040 per year. But if they made just $1 more than that, they would lose the subsidy....

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Defund Obamacare: Make Your Voice Heard This August
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:58 AM :: 3187 Views :: Health Care

Members of Congress head home tomorrow for a month-long recess....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:07 PM :: 4148 Views :: Health Care

It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
How to Use Obamacare to Scam Taxpayers
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 4135 Views :: Health Care
Looking for a little extra cash?
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Defunding Obamacare Explained in One Infographic
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 PM :: 4009 Views :: Health Care

The movement to defund Obamacare is gaining traction in Washington....

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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Forum to Outline Changes to State Mental Health Care System
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 5517 Views :: Health Care

...community forum on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Queen’s Conference Center Auditorium....

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Friday, July 26, 2013
Can Obamacare Get the Young Blood It Needs to Live?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 3638 Views :: Health Care
of the projected 7 million exchange enrollees next year, 2.7 million need to be young adults to make the premiums work....
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Friday, July 26, 2013
ObamaCare Glitch Number One: Verifying Eligibility
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 3513 Views :: Health Care

...a delayed and untested verification process is an open-invitation to cheat....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Caldwell's TOD Pick Connects Smart Growth, Active Aging
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 7266 Views :: Health Care, Life, Rail

Caldwell announced today the selection of veteran transportation planner Harrison Rue as the Administrator of the City’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Program....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
3 Whoppers from Obama’s Big Economic Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 9570 Views :: National News, Economy, Health Care, Obama
  1. Obamacare is going great.
  2. I cut the deficit in half.
  3. Middle-class income is stuck in the ’70s.
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