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Friday, August 19, 2022
Kaiser mental health worker strike expands to Hawaii
By Court House News @ 10:46 AM :: 1643 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Mental health workers will join their counterparts in California already on strike over understaffing and long wait times for patients ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
How to increase Hawaii’s healthcare capacity
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 AM :: 1676 Views :: Health Care

... the state has a critical shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, the fewest hospital beds per capita in the U.S., and the 10th longest emergency room wait lines ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Ige Approves Emergency Rules to Hire Out-of-State Nurses
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1673 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow for nurses to practice temporarily ....

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
Addressing the Tax Crisis in Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1662 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... According to the Hawaii Physician Shortage Crisis Task Force, taxes are one of the reason for the shortage ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Hawaii Skin Cancer Rates up 14%
By Selected News Articles @ 8:29 AM :: 1709 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii's 14% increase is second only to Arizona which increased 21% ....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
FDA: Puberty Blocker Side Effects Include Brain Swelling, Blindness
By Video @ 4:17 PM :: 2200 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... Tulsi Gabbard Accuses Biden Administration of ‘Dangerously Promoting Child Abuse’ ....

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Sunday, July 31, 2022
We Need an Emergency Declaration for Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1680 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... with the current licensing requirements in place the workers won’t be able to work here until they get through a bunch of bureaucratic red tape.  The state of emergency could be used to bypass the licensing requirements ....

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Thursday, July 21, 2022
While Patients Wait, Hawaii Plays Favorites in Health Care
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 2160 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... Launching any type of business involves risk, but health care providers face an extra hurdle in Hawaii ....

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Monday, July 18, 2022
Kaiser Hawaii Mental Health Accreditation Threatened
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 2055 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Citing “shortcomings in its behavioral health services,” the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which accredits all health insurers in the United States, has called for “corrective action” at Kaiser Permanente’s mental health clinics in Hawai’i ....

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Monday, June 27, 2022
How Many Anti-Vaxxers at Your School?
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2504 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... A Map of Regressive Progressives:  School by school data shows anti-vaxxers concentrated in areas known for anti-GMO and anti-Superferry protests ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hawaii Best Health Care During COVID
By News Release @ 6:30 AM :: 1626 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii and Massachusetts top the 2022 State Scorecard rankings, based on overall performance across 56 measures of health care access and quality, service use and cost, health disparities, and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
How much profit are private labs earning from PCR testing?
By UHERO @ 12:00 PM :: 1995 Views :: Economy, Health Care, COVID-19

“...In many concentrated insurance markets such as Hawaiʻi, insurers have few incentives to negotiate lower prices. They can easily pass these costs onto premiums without losing market share....”

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii Cost of Living Matched by Cost of Dying
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 1741 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... The Cost of Dying: Average cost of funerals, cremations, and medical care ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Where it Pays to be a Nurse? -- not Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 AM :: 2105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... the high cost of living makes Hawaii nurses the lowest-salaried nurses in the nation ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
DoH Survey: 87% in Red Hill Impact Area Report Symptoms
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 1707 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Military

... Eighty-seven percent of over 2,000 survey participants reported at least one new or worsening health symptom following exposure to JP-5 jet fuel in the Navy water system. Thirty-seven percent sought medical care and 17 people reported being hospitalized overnight ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Hawaii Facilities
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 2951 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Drugs

... Clinicians schedule statewide strike starting May 18 to force changes at HMO that serves 260,000 Hawaii residents ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Patient Safety--How Does Your Hospital Rank?
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 1595 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... New Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group Highlight Pandemic-Era Declines in Patient Experience ....

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Friday, May 6, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Drug Abuse in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 1721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Drug Use by State: 2022’s Problem Areas ....

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Monday, April 11, 2022
HB1823: Legislators Sneak Same Day Assisted Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:40 PM :: 2000 Views :: Health Care, Life

... To eliminate waiting period physicians need only to "believe" the time period is too long ....

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Monday, March 21, 2022
Hawaii Among Worst States for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 PM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2022’s Best & Worst States for Doctors ....

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Thursday, March 17, 2022
Fat City Survey: Honolulu Ranks 95th in Obesity
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 1924 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... slim pickings ....

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Sunday, February 20, 2022
We Have a Health Care Crisis – And Our Taxes Aren’t Helping
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1699 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... Medicare will only reimburse medical work at “reasonable charges” and will not reimburse the doctors for the GET they have to pay ....

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Thursday, February 17, 2022
SB2282: Allow Nurses to Abort Babies Up to Viability
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 1754 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Barely a year after Hawaii began allowing nurses to abort first-trimester unborn babies, state lawmakers already are moving forward with legislation to allow nurses to do even more dangerous second-trimester abortions ....

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Change in Long-Term Care Costs in Hawaii Mixed
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 2058 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... in Hawaii the increase in the cost for assisted living facility care surpassed the national trend while the increase in costs for home care services was less than what was seen nationally ....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
HB1919: No GE Tax on Food, Medical Care and Feminine Hygiene Products
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:07 AM :: 2243 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

... the regressive general excise tax is one of the reasons for Hawaii’s high cost of living ....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
HB2026: Ease Interstate EMT hiring
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:59 AM :: 2186 Views :: Health Care, Military

... SB2026 would enter Hawaii into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
HB2028 Would Legalize Limited Raw Milk Sales
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 5202 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Small Business

... Sales would be limited to farms or facilities with no more than 2 milk-bearing cows ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Hawaii: State of Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 3748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

... The 20th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Free Needles for Addicts: Hawaii Grade B for Hepatitis Elimination
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 3245 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Free needles.  Lots of free needles ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Hawaii: Cost Per Tobacco Smoker $2.8M
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 2144 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...  In Hawaii, smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet .... 

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:38 PM :: 3250 Views :: Health Care, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Here’s How Life Expectancy in Hawaii Compares to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 3173 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Life

... life expectancy at birth in Hawaii is 82.3 years, the highest among states and well above the comparable national average of 79.2 years ....

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Monday, December 27, 2021
March of Dimes: Hawaii Grade 'C' for Premature Births
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 2062 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... score improves from D+ ....

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Sunday, December 26, 2021
Hawaii Ranks #4 for Dental Health
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 1725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Connecticut has the best dental health, followed by the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Jersey ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
NextHealth Fined $58K for Conducting COVID Testing
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 2135 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"... NextHealth was operating without a CLIA Certificate of Waiver and a State of Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Class I Permit ...."

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Hawaii’s Healthcare Shortage: Hawaii Island Residents Concerned
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:41 AM :: 2807 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care

... Residents on Hawaii island are voicing their concerns about the shortage of healthcare, according to Lisa Rantz, executive director of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Rankings Mixed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 PM :: 1768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... 2021’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections ....

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Monday, November 22, 2021
Hawaii Top Ten Hospitals Ranked for Outcomes, Efficiency
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 3017 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... NOTE: Hospitals ranking best for outcomes and efficiency rank lowest for equity ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
'Certificate of Need' stands in way of improving healthcare in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:45 PM :: 1844 Views :: Health Care

...  Since 2006, state officials have rejected over $200 million worth of certificate-of-need requests, which would have added more than 200 hospital beds to meet Hawaii’s medical needs ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2021’s Most Obese States--Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 2014 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese ....

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Saturday, November 13, 2021
Strike Halted, Tentative Agreement Reached Between Alliance Unions and Kaiser Permanente
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2029 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions reached tentative agreement on a four-year contract ....

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1783 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....

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Monday, November 8, 2021
State Launches ABLE Savings Program for Disabled
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 2125 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

... In 2019, Gov. Ige signed Kal’s Law, which allowed individuals with a qualifying disability to work full-time at minimum wage without losing state or federal benefits. This year, Gov. Ige signed a bill that became Act 55 — which removes the practice of paying individuals a sub-minimum wage based solely on the fact the individual has a disability ....

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians authorize strike in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:24 PM :: 2371 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Clinicians are also seeking a state investigation into Kaiser’s violation of laws ensuring parity for mental health care ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Has Hawaii forgotten that it legalized assisted suicide?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 2479 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Since legalization, a total of 59 people have died after taking advantage of the Our Care Our Choice Act ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 2542 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 2590 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 AM :: 6819 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 3853 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care, COVID-19

... Would the Hawaiian Kingdom Compel Everyone to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? The Answer is “YES” ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaint Against Pang After Legislators Demand Firing
By News Release @ 6:34 AM :: 3605 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii feed stores seeing spike in Ivermectin sales--One Person Poisoned ....

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