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Bay Clinic earns highest patient-centered medical home recognition

MEDIA RELEASE The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Bay Clinic, Inc. has been awarded the highly coveted designation of a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the NCQA. This is the highest level attainable by a medical practice. PCMH recognition affirms that a primary care practice provides an exceptionally high […]

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Hawaii Health Connector enrollment, payment deadlines

MEDIA RELEASE Consumers who selected a health or dental plan through the Hawaii Health Connector by Jan. 15 should be aware of upcoming premium payment deadlines for coverage that begins Feb. 1. Individuals and families have until March 31, 2014 to enroll in a plan to avoid tax penalties. Individuals and families can receive tax […]

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State releases 2014 ACA premiums comparison sheet

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Insurance Division released a health insurance premium sheet Wednesday that will give consumers a better idea of what a new 2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan will cost compared to their existing 2013 health plan. Individuals and small businesses can use this as a guide to estimate premiums if they purchase […]

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Affordable Care Act helped seniors save more than $35M

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the Affordable Care Act has helped 15,318 seniors in Hawaii save a total of $35,300,393 on their prescription drug costs so far this year. “The Affordable Care Act is saving Hawaii’s seniors real money on their prescription drugs,” Schatz said. “The implementation of the law needs to […]

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Gabbard calls for bipartisan efforts to improve Affordable Care Act

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Tulsi Gabbard released the following statement Friday on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “While the ACA seeks to help millions of uninsured Americans get quality, affordable coverage, the glitch-ridden launch of the online exchanges, and other coverage-related problems, have raised serious concerns,” Gabbard said. “People in Hawaii and across […]

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Kona forum on Affordable Care Act implementation (Oct. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE If you want to learn how the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as ObamaCare, is being implemented in Hawaii, the Community Forum being presented by Community Enterprises 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Park is the place to go for answers. This is the second […]

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Hawaii Health Connector open to consumers

MEDIA RELEASE Executive Director Coral Andrews has announced strong consumer engagement for the opening of the Hawaii Health Connector marketplace. The level of engagement reaffirmed the public interest for new health insurance options. The Connector logged 19,457 unique visits to the site, completed 1,181 applications, and received1,257 calls connected at the contact center on the […]

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Kona community forums on health care (Sept. 17 & Oct. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE If you are interested in health care in West Hawaii or want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act, two upcoming community forums are designed to answer your questions. Community Enterprises hosts a two-part program on health care in West Hawaii 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 […]

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Hospitals join together to identify, address biggest community health needs

MEDIA RELEASE The 2013 Hawaii Hospitals Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) reports recently released identify top community health needs by county and across the state. The goals of these reports are to offer a meaningful understanding of the health needs in the islands for community stakeholders and to provide the foundation for the hospitals in […]

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Health insurance marketplace on track for October launch

MEDIA RELEASE The state and the Hawaii Health Connector has received the next stage of approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to launch Hawaii’s new online health insurance marketplace on Oct. 1, 2013. The Connector had received conditional federal approval in January following […]

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Hawaii eligible for $1.1M to implement Affordable Care Act

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii delegation has announced the Department of Health and Human Services will make available to community health centers in Hawaii $1,150,468 million for assistance in providing uninsured individuals with affordable health care coverage under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. These funds are designed to help 14 community health centers across Hawaii that […]

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Study: Hawaii claims costs likely to increase

MEDIA RELEASE With less than a year to go before the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect, new research published by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) predicts that expected changes in member composition of the individual health care market could drive up underlying claims costs by an average of 32 percent […]

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Schatz supports amendment on women’s health care

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz has voted for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s amendment (SA 438) to the budget that will ensure that employers cannot deny coverage of basic services, such as access to contraception through private insurance plans, and other important family-planning services. This amendment authorizes a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect women’s access to basic […]

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Hawaii Health Connector awarded conditional approval

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced it has received conditional approval from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to operate a state-based health insurance exchange. This is a key milestone in the establishment of the state’s online health insurance marketplace, which opens for enrollment Oct. 1, 2013. “This is great news […]

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