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Free health care in Ka‘u (June 4-12)

MEDIA RELEASE An innovative training program by the U.S. Department of Defense will bring 75 military reservists to Ka‘u June 4-12 to provide free medical care in clinics open to the public. Tropic Care 2013 will run two clinics, at Ka‘u High & Pahala Elementary School and the Ocean View Community Center. Clinics will be […]

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Hirono votes for health care bill

Hirono votes for health care bill

From the office of Rep. Mazie Hirono: Aloha, I voted for H.R. 4994, the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act, which ensures Hawaii’s seniors and military families will be able to continue to see their doctors. This bipartisan legislation blocks for one year the 25 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors scheduled to begin Jan. […]

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Are you concerned with access to health care? Affordability? Availability? Do you wish you could do something about it?

Join us for Perspectives on Health Care. We'll begin to talk about possible solutions and identify actions we can take as individuals to improve access to health care.

Community discussion on health care Wednesday (Sept 22)

Are you concerned with access to health care? Affordability? Availability? Do you wish you could do something about it? Join us for Perspectives on Health Care. We’ll begin to talk about possible solutions and identify actions we can take as individuals to improve access to health care.

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White House introduces HealthCare.gov

White House introduces HealthCare.gov

MEDIA RELEASE Statement issued by Nancy-Ann DeParle, White House Office of Health Reform director: Last week, we launched a first-of-its-kind website that makes it easier to find health care coverage and clearly explains how new rules like the Patient’s Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act will benefit you, your family, or your business. […]

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Tax credit helps small businesses pay for health care

Tax credit helps small businesses pay for health care

MEDIA RELEASE | Newswise Starting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. Even if your business hasn’t received a postcard, you may still be eligible for this credit designed to help small businesses and non-profit organizations that pay […]

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COBRA Premium Reduction fact sheet

COBRA Premium Reduction fact sheet

MEDIA RELEASE The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (2010 DOD Act) on Dec. 19, 2009 and the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (TEA) on March 2, 2010, provides for premium reductions for health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, commonly […]

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Lingle speaks on health care reform

Lingle speaks on health care reform

Gov. Linda Lingle has issued the following statement intended as an opinion/editorial on health care reform: ‘With Congress poised to reconcile the Senate and House versions of national health care reform legislation, this is a critical time for the people of Hawaii to understand why neither bill is good for our state or nation. To […]

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Rally for medical care on anniversary of women’s right to vote

MEDIA RELEASE “Medical care for all” is the focus of a public rally set for Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Hilo’s Mooheau Park Bandstand. An ad hoc committee of concerned citizens is asking those who want single-payer, universal healthcare to turn out 5-7 p.m. to sign petitions to be presented to Hawaii’s Congressional delegation before Congress […]

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Future physicians train in Neighbor Island communities

Future physicians train in Neighbor Island communities

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) Medical School Travel Support Program has provided nearly $90,000 to subsidize travel and living expenses for medical students assisting physicians on Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii (Hilo and Kona).  The program, part of a two-year commitment with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), provides […]

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Green speaking up for keiki health care

By KARIN STANTON/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor   Incoming Senator Josh Green is making his case for universal health insurance coverage for children ahead of next month’s Legislative session. In an newsletter issued Thursday, Dec. 4, Green said children with healthcare coverage are healthier, do better in school, and become more productive members of society requiring less […]

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