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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Malpractice: Trial Attorneys Take on Negligent Abortionists
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 PM :: 6294 Views :: Family, Health Care, Judiciary

“Botched Abortion” project designed to hold abortionists accountable for medical malpractice....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SAFE Retirement Bill aims to save state and local pensions
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 AM :: 5685 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Health Care
...an alternative to rising costs and reduced benefits....
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Why the White House Is Panicking about ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 1:39 PM :: 3753 Views :: Health Care

The Obama administration is looking far and wide, leaving no stone unturned in a relentless search for help with getting people to enroll in health insurance plans this fall....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
Obamacare, Simplified
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:09 PM :: 3867 Views :: Health Care

Obama yesterday gave a speech on Obamacare, trying to justify the fact that premiums continue to rise, violating his 2008 campaign promise to lower them by $2,500 per family per year....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
WaPo: Few Medicaid Docs Have Seen 2013 Pay Raise
By NCPA @ 11:55 AM :: 3152 Views :: Health Care

Most primary care doctors are still waiting for the Medicaid pay raise that was scheduled to begin in January under the Affordable Care Act...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
CDC: Hawaii Seniors Have Longest Health Life Expectancy
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 5272 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

HLE for males at age 65 years varied from a low of 10.1 years in Mississippi to a high of 15.0 years in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Accountable Care Organizations Struggle to Lower Costs
By NCPA @ 2:56 PM :: 3986 Views :: Health Care

Lowering health care costs is tougher than improving the quality of care, according to first-year results from a key pilot program ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
US News: No Nationally Ranked Specialties in Hawaii Hospitals
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 5317 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

No hospitals in Hawaii are nationally ranked. Three hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Left Also Wants to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
By NCPA @ 11:28 AM :: 3235 Views :: Health Care

Now that the odds that ObamaCare will crash and burn have ticked up a notch or two, the words “single payer” are being heard more frequently....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Administration’s Obamacare Denial
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:23 AM :: 3226 Views :: Health Care

Obamacare was supposed to go so well, we were told....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hotel Workers, Teamsters, UFCW Turning Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 5349 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe...."

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Council Res 13-158: Backup Ambulance Services for West Oahu
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:28 PM :: 5439 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety and Economic Development Committee hearing at Honolulu Hale, July 16th at 9:00 a.m....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
GAO: Hawaii COFA Cost Estimates 'Inaccurate'
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 6372 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Homelessness

...some jurisdictions did not accurately define compact migrants, account for federal funding that supplemented local expenditures, or include revenue received from compact migrants....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hawaii DoH Finds New TB Test Supply, Restarts Testing
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3839 Views :: Health Care

DOH has acquired an adequate supply of purified protein derivative solution used for tuberculosis skin testing and will resume providing the test....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Obama Admin Spoons out Money to Hawaii Free Clinics
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 4276 Views :: Health Care

to hire 21 additional workers, who will assist 21,516 people with enrollment into affordable health insurance coverage....

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Health Exchange Could 'Solve' Hawaii's Unfunded Liability by Sticking Retirees with Inferior Coverage
By NCPA @ 6:04 PM :: 4035 Views :: Health Care

turning to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could become a road map for cash-strapped cities....

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Obamacare’s Dirty Dozen Implementation Failures
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:49 PM :: 3261 Views :: Health Care

Even Democrats have admitted the law has turned into a massive “train wreck,” with delays, glitches, and problems aplenty....

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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Acts 225, 226 Protect Pharmacy Choice, Patient Privacy
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 6759 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...prevent Hawaii residents from having their private medical information used as a marketing tool by drug middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), some of which also operate mail-order pharmacies....

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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Feds: Some 'Preferred Pharmacy' Plans Cost More
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 4711 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

A community pharmacist in the Northern Mariana Islands reports that his Medicare patients' closest preferred pharmacy is nine hours away by plane in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Clinic Owner: With Medicare and Medicaid, ‘Your Practice May Not Last Long’
By Jose Reque Martinez @ 10:06 PM :: 5123 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...if your population of patients is heavily inclined to Medicare and Medicaid then your reimbursements are low....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Mental Health Top Cause of Hawaii Hospital Admissions
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 6533 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...mental health causes accounted for 5,180 hospital visits in Hawaii in 2011. That's well above the next highest cause, heart failure, with 2,954....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
So Which Part of Obamacare Works, Then?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 3136 Views :: Health Care

the Administration is delaying the employer mandate, which would force businesses with 50 or more full-time workers to provide government-approved insurance, until 2015....

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Medicare Fraud: Queens Hospital Forced to Pay $1.05M
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 5194 Views :: Health Care

overcharged Medicare for a back procedure known as "kyphoplasty" using a fraudulent billing scheme first exposed by two whistleblowers....

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
18 Agencies, 613 Forms: Paperwork Makes Veterans Wait Year for Benefits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 4383 Views :: Health Care, Military

The number of veterans waiting more than a year to receive benefits jumped from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 by December 2012....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
Governor Signs Healthcare Transformation Bill
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 3643 Views :: Health Care
House Bill 656, establishing the Health Care Transformation Program within the Governor’s office...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WSJ: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One
By NCPA @ 3:40 PM :: 3775 Views :: Health Care

The ObamaCare law also stipulates that there "shall be no administrative or judicial review" of the board's decisions....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
What if the Exchanges Aren’t Ready On Time?
By John Goodman @ 1:38 PM :: 3805 Views :: Health Care

[M]ost of the specs have been written, but the all wiring hasn't been laid, and what will happen when they flip the switch nobody really knows....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Cash-Only Doctors Abandon the Insurance System
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 3284 Views :: Health Care

A Medscape survey found 6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012. Most are primary care doctors....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Hawaii Insurance Agents Debate Obamacare
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:33 PM :: 5179 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

within 5 years, half or more of them will be out of business....

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Friday, June 14, 2013
Lawsuit: Act 163 Discriminates Against Disabled Students
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 5435 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care
The Hawaii Disability Rights Center went to the 9th Circuit this week to challenge a state law preventing disabled students from receiving special education services after turning 20....
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Friday, June 14, 2013
Hawaii Home Health Medicare Margins on Steep Decline
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 3731 Views :: Health Care

By 2017, Hawaii is facing Medicare Home Healthcare payment at least 11.7% below cost, and up to 27.8% below cost....

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Friday, June 14, 2013
If Obamacare Collapses: How States Can Protect Their Citizens
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:46 AM :: 4049 Views :: Health Care
In preparation for the likely collapse of Obamacare, states should advance their own patient-centered, market-based solutions that stimulate more affordable coverage, better access, and superior quality and innovation....
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Email Chain Reveals Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Debating “Inevitable Failure”
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 AM :: 7978 Views :: Health Care

... HHA continues to meet, without a budget, working on developing a universal, cost-effective health care system that will be ready for implementation when the Affordable Care Act inevitably fails....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Open Letter: Hawaii MDs Challenge “Severely Dysfunctional” Medicaid Program
By Dr Stephen Kemble MD @ 8:38 PM :: 6804 Views :: Health Care
Department of Human Services (DHS) is now considering how to structure Medicaid for the 5-year period from 2014 through 2018....
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Medicaid: Don’t Take the Money and Run
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 3130 Views :: Health Care

As the federal government’s financial condition worsens, states will likely have to pick up even more of the cost....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
ObamaCare Causes Cuts for Hourly Workers
By NCPA @ 2:15 PM :: 3125 Views :: Health Care

A study of Hawaii's requirement that firms provide insurance to those working at least 20 hours a week found a slight increase in the share of workers falling below that threshold after the requirement went into effect....

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Monday, June 10, 2013
Feds Approve Hawaii Health Connector
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 3575 Views :: Health Care

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing a state-of-the-art eligibility system, integrated with The Connector....

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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Electronic Health Records: Monopoly 'Scare tactics' Driving Hawaii Doctors into Retirement
By Jose Reque Martinez @ 7:05 PM :: 8975 Views :: Health Care, Small Business
...doctors who haven't converted to electronic medical and prescription records will face penalties....
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Friday, June 7, 2013
Hawaii Obamacare: As Doctors Quit, Telemarketers paid $480K each
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 4307 Views :: Health Care

In addition to telephone assistance, the contact center staff will be available by email, postal mail, web chat and fax....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 5997 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

...out of $668.1 million in tax credits claimed in tax year 2011, the Service disallowed only $11 million, and failed to find a single case of fraud....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Obamacare Puts IRS on Steroids
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 4622 Views :: Health Care, Taxes
IRS on Steroids.
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Coming Next: Medicare's $35T Bankruptcy
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 2994 Views :: Health Care

The Medicare program that provides health insurance to seniors faces a dire financial future.  And Obamacare is making it worse....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hawaii Ranks 6th for Senior Health
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 5192 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report finds that Hawaii has its share of strengths and challenges for senior health....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ObamaCare Discriminates against People without Bank Accounts
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 3420 Views :: Health Care

There is no federal law that requires health insurers to accept all forms of payment, including credit cards or the cash-loaded, pre-paid debit cards that people without bank accounts often rely on....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Obamacare Premiums to Rise 300%
By NCPA @ 2:21 PM :: 4133 Views :: Health Care
ACA Premium Rate Impact.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
A New Moral Treatment: Humane institutionalization can help the mentally ill and protect society
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 7430 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...over 90 percent of patients who would have been committed before deinstitutionalization are now out in the world....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
UHERO: Does Abortion Pill Reduce Surgical Abortion?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 PM :: 6608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Coming Soon: Two Tier Health Care System
By John Goodman @ 2:29 PM :: 3925 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Canada or Britain, we are going to experience rationing by waiting...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hawaii Lowest Alzheimer’s Mortality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:14 PM :: 3682 Views :: Health Care
...Washington had a U.S.-leading rate of 43.6 per 100,000 population, compared with 10.5 per 100,000 in Hawaii....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Fourth Scandal
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 3483 Views :: Health Care
It is illegal for government officials to solicit money from companies they regulate, according to Sarah Kliff from The Washington Post....
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