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Friday, March 22, 2013
Thanks to Obamacare…
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:57 PM :: 4015 Views :: Health Care

...Please share these impacts to mark three years of this bureaucratic nightmare.... 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Compassionate Care Versus Religious Freedom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:04 PM :: 6329 Views :: Health Care, Life

HB 411 HD2 and SB 1109 SD2.  HFF, HCC and HFA all testified in opposition to the bills because no conscience provisions are included.... 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013
AARP: Health Connector Transparency Legislation Did Not Pass
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 5363 Views :: Health Care

"AARP opposes the appropriation of State funds for the operation of the Connector in 2015"

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ObamaCare: Drastic Payment Cuts or Ballooning Deficit
By NCPA @ 2:26 PM :: 3300 Views :: Health Care

If Congress alters the health care law's payment cuts to doctors and hospitals, costs could skyrocket....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hawaii Scores ‘F’ on Health Care Price Transparency Laws
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 5721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii Does Not Have A Single Health Care Price Transparency Law....

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Monday, March 18, 2013
Affordable Care Act Application Long and Cumbersome
By NCPA @ 3:18 PM :: 3413 Views :: Health Care

Emerging new details about the application process for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) suggest that applying for benefits will be an onerous and grueling process....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Medicaid Expansion Is the Wrong Move
By NCPA @ 1:59 PM :: 3280 Views :: Health Care

By 2021, 46 percent of all Americans will be dependent on the government for their health care....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Many Patients Object to Focusing on Costs
By NCPA @ 3:37 PM :: 3044 Views :: Health Care

The study shows that many patients believe that medical decisions should not consider financial costs but only consider health....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Obamacare's Medicaid Trap
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:21 PM :: 3967 Views :: Health Care

While Members of Congress are arguing about defunding parts of Obamacare, the rubber is meeting the road in the states....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Medicare Advantage Cuts under ObamaCare Will Affect Low-Income Seniors Most
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 4523 Views :: Health Care

Low-income seniors will see an estimated 7 percent to 8 percent reduction in their Medicare Advantage benefits in 2014....

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Monday, March 11, 2013
RFP: Hawaii Health Connector Seeks Seamless Customer Experience
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 4671 Views :: Health Care

The nonprofit State-based Exchange is seeking a customer service partner that knows how to service Hawai‘i’s residents, and that can bring strong capabilities that will enable a seamless customer experience....

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Naming Names: Big Pharma Pays $3.2M to Hawaii MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 7310 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Drug companies have long kept secret details of the payments they make to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs....

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Friday, March 8, 2013
ObamaCare Insurance Plans Will Be Bare Bones – And Expensive
By NCPA @ 2:26 PM :: 3404 Views :: Health Care

In the 1990s, insurance schemes pushed managed care and restricted networks. Some evidence suggests that insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act will be equally restrictive and paltry....

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Forced Participation in Abortion: Nine Legislators Take a Stand for Religious Freedom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 9:01 PM :: 6890 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Health Care

Both bills state in the preamble that the emergency contraceptive "is not an abortion pill" and "is not an abortifacient." That seemingly simple, and untrue statement, nullifies any protection that a federal conscience exemption might have provided....

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Monday, March 4, 2013
HB411 Forces Hospitals, Doctors to Hand Out Abortion Pill
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:30 PM :: 5402 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

The hearing was full of people who are against religious freedom.  One individual even stated that if Christians have a problem with it, they shouldn’t work in an emergency room....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Again Tops Nation in Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 9982 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor, Cost of Living

Between 2011 and 2012 Hawaii jumped from 44th to 1st in “Work Environment” but fell from 4th to 14th  in “Basic Access"....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
What is a Progressive?
By John Goodman @ 1:37 PM :: 6224 Views :: National News, Health Care

...liberalism is not an ideology at all; it is a sociology. The same may be said of conservatism....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hawaii Welfare Recipients 2nd Healthiest in US: 75% Not Disabled
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 6206 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

SSI, SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, or other government assistance....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hawaii Nursing Homes Ranked by US News
By Selected News Articles @ 11:37 PM :: 6364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

About 38 percent of all nursing homes in Hawaii earned an overall five-star rating....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
OHA Offers Cash Prizes for Weight Loss
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 6532 Views :: Health Care, OHA

What they aren't telling you is that people with obesity and/or diabetes are going to lose out big under the Hawaii Health Exchange and the 'Pay for Performance' plans being negotiated between Hawaii hospitals and Hawaii Insurers....

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Monday, February 25, 2013
The Numbers Don’t Match: Obama vs Harkin on Hawaii Sequester Impact
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 PM :: 11891 Views :: Education K-12, National News, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Here is a point-by-point comparison of the White House numbers for Hawaii and Sen. Harkin’s numbers for Hawaii

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Monday, February 25, 2013
Exchanges and The Future of Free Market Health Care
By NCPA @ 1:35 PM :: 3862 Views :: Health Care

There is a way to use health insurance exchanges to both reform our health care entitlements and reduce premiums for those with private insurance. This transition could take four steps....

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Monday, February 25, 2013
NYT: Digital Shift Swells Profits for Electronic Medical Record Industry
By NCPA @ 1:33 PM :: 3746 Views :: Health Care

...the largest digital records companies like Allscripts, Cerner and Epic Systems have generated enormous profits and Wall Street-style executive pay because of the legislation they supported financially....

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Friday, February 22, 2013
Obama Gives Abercrombie $937K to Devise System to Force Doctors into 'Medical Homes'
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 6223 Views :: Health Care

...examining standardized definitions and payment approaches for patient-centered medical homes and care management services....

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Could Soda Tax Shutter Hawaii's Only Can Maker?
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 7921 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

The Ball Corporation is the only manufacturer of metal cans in the islands. The company employs 45 people and the beverage tax places their jobs directly at risk.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Federal Government Releases List of Health Benefits Insurers Must Offer
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 3784 Views :: Health Care

The Obama administration issued its long-awaited final rule on essential health benefits that insurers must offer consumers in the individual and small-group market beginning in 2014....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Hospitals Chase Medicare Performance-Based Bonuses
By NCPA @ 2:33 PM :: 4769 Views :: Health Care

$964 million in fiscal year 2013 will be withheld from more than 3,000 hospitals....

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Health Insurance Exchanges Create State Problems
By NCPA @ 2:41 PM :: 4684 Views :: Health Care

The exchanges create the appearance of private-sector delivery but instead create politically favored monopolies....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
Consumer Freedom: Taxes Shouldn't be a Tool for Social Engineering
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 5377 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

“Taxes shouldn’t be a tool for social engineering or an instrument to penalize Hawaiians for doing nothing wrong....”

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Friday, February 15, 2013
Recall: Organic Spinach Sold in Hawaii Tainted with Hemorrhagic E Coli
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 8883 Views :: Health Care, Religion, GMOs

...market withdrawal of select Organic Baby Spinach products with the potential to be contaminated with Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Abercrombie Uses $275K in State Money to Push Soda Tax Hike
By Video @ 10:35 PM :: 6097 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

During a special premiere at the State Capitol, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today launched a new teen-focused multi-media campaign to combat obesity....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
What’s Wrong with Pay for Performance?
By NCPA @ 2:49 PM :: 6926 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Medicare will begin adjusting payments to physicians based on “the value of the care provided” in 2015....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Obamacare: Hospices Declare Bankruptcy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 3956 Views :: Health Care

...hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment cut from 2013 to 2022.  Now, contrary to all of the misleading claims, this effect is already beginning....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sin Taxes: A Questionable Source of Revenue
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 4404 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...lobbyists are relied upon heavily to vie for the interests of the higher-income consumers and producers, leaving the burden of the new tax to lower income consumers who cannot afford representation....

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Monday, February 11, 2013
Defensive Medicine May Be Costlier Than It Seems
By NCPA @ 12:17 PM :: 3373 Views :: Health Care

...states that have enacted malpractice reforms experienced a mere 2 percent to 5 percent reduction in health care spending compared to states that have not....

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Legislators Study Mandatory Long Term Care Insurance Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:15 PM :: 5369 Views :: Health Care

Any successful program "must be mandatory (no one can opt out), public (government-supported and managed) and limited (will not provide full coverage)," the ILWU said....

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
SB639: Big Pharma Opposes Control of Meth Precursor
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 7353 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

State Senator Josh Green has introduced legislation, SB 639, to require a prescription for medications that contain the decongestant pseudoephedrine (PSE).

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
NRA: Deeply Flawed Hawaii Mental Health Bill to be Heard Friday
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 6094 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

Under this proposed legislation, Hawaiians would be subject to warrantless entry into their homes, warrantless seizure of their firearms and other weapons based solely on a mere “report” by a so-called “mental health professional.” 

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Saturday, February 2, 2013
Banner CMO to Meet HHSC MDs, Staff
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 5782 Views :: Health Care

Through information technology and system design, Banner is able to make a profit in a Medicare environment by DATA driven health care....

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Some Families to Be Priced out of Health Overhaul
By NCPA @ 12:59 PM :: 4669 Views :: National News, Health Care

IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped, says the Associated Press....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
HHSC Exec: Hospitals "Being Pushed to Brink of Collapse"
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 6497 Views :: Health Care

"Hilo Medical Center, the other thirteen HHSC facilities, and hospitals nationwide are being pushed to the brink of collapse, given the new health reform law changes."

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
HFF: Mainland Money Behind Push for Gay Marriage
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:24 PM :: 9946 Views :: Family, Gambling, Health Care, Religion

...continued attempts to legalize same-sex marriage, gambling and physician-assisted suicide....

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
CDC: Hawaii 3rd Lowest Tobacco Use
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 6609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

State ranks third lowest in the country for adult smoking and second lowest for youth tobacco use....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Health Insuance: Hawaii Has One of Lowest Rejection Rates in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 5955 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hundreds of thousands of consumers have their health insurance applications declined each year according to a 2010 congressional study....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Survey: 195 Patients in Hospitals Waiting for Long Term Care Beds
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 6115 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
  • Queens: 54 patients waiting
  • Maui Memorial: 41 patients waiting
  • Kuakini Hospital: 20 patients waiting
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
HI-5 Fraud Shows DoH Cannot be Trusted With Soda Tax
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 5672 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

As public audits recently revealed, it's difficult to trust the Department of Health to spend our tax dollars wisely....  

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gun Discussions Should Not Be Required for Physicians
By Selected News Articles @ 2:15 PM :: 5135 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...who is going to be held responsible if one of their patients decides to take out some poor store clerk? Is the shooter's doctor now a potential target for a lawsuit? Can the shooter claim at his trial that he was not properly counseled by his physician?

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Monday, January 21, 2013
Abercrombie Soda Tax: $1.28 per Gallon
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 7288 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

In 2011, he had attempted to pass a soda tax under the Orwellian title “Sugary Beverage Healthy Hawaii Fee,” but the state legislature saw through the obfuscating rhetoric and defeated it.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Abercrombie to Push Penny an Ounce Soda Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 6241 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

A 12 ounce soda would cost 12 cents more....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
A Health Scare for Small Businesses
By NCPA @ 2:20 PM :: 6007 Views :: National News, Health Care, Small Business

Many small-business owners haven't yet realized that the way they structure their firm in 2013 could determine their status under the law in a year's time....

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