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AARP Analysis: 56,000 Hawaii residents will lose insurance if the Senate health care bill passes

About 56,000 Hawaii residents will lose health care coverage by 2022 under the Senate’s health care bill, according to a new analysis of the legislation by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

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Governor signs healthcare transformation bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 656, establishing the Health Care Transformation Program within the Governor’s office to advance the transformation. “Improving health and the quality of care while bending the cost curve are among my administration’s top priorities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “Addressing these concerns requires a new systematic approach that affects […]

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Governor Enacts SB2779 authorizing the establishment of aging and disability resource center sites in each county. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor.

Abercrombie signs bill to create aging and disability resource centers

In a first step to strengthen services for seniors, Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law Senate Bill 2779, which creates aging and disability resource centers in each county.

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Mobile medical van brings healthcare to rural areas

Representative Bob Herkes, the legislature, Kona Community Hospital and HMSA spearheaded the mobile van with the legislation and sponsorship for funding and staffing. The van will initially be working in Pahala at the public school.

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North Hawai’i Community Hospital (NHCH) announces the establishment and opening of a new Native Hawaiian Health Clinic. The Native Hawaiian Health Clinic’s target population includes Native Hawaiians age 13 and older, non‐Hawaiians who are married to a Native Hawaiian or is a life partner of a Native Hawaiian, non‐Hawaiians who are widowed and his/her spouse was a Native Hawaiian, and non‐ Hawaiians who are divorced or separated from a Native Hawaiian and have Native Hawaiian children.

North Hawaii Community Hospital opens new Native Hawaiian health clinic

North Hawai’i Community Hospital (NHCH) announces the establishment and opening of a new Native Hawaiian Health Clinic. The Native Hawaiian Health Clinic’s target population includes Native Hawaiians age 13 and older, non‐Hawaiians who are married to a Native Hawaiian or is a life partner of a Native Hawaiian, non‐Hawaiians who are widowed and his/her spouse […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Beth Giesting as the Healthcare Transformation Coordinator. This is a new position, established by an executive order.

Governor selects Giesting as Healthcare Transformation Coordinator

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced Beth Giesting as the Healthcare Transformation Coordinator. This is a new position, established by an executive order.

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Governor Abercrombie and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Patricia McManaman today announced plans to expand access to a new model of health care delivery that will focus on patient care and technology.

The new model, referred to as “patient-centered healthcare homes” or “medical homes,” enhance access to physicians and improve coordination of services through technology, such as electronic health records.

State to expand healthcare services through technology investments

Governor Abercrombie and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Patricia McManaman today announced plans to expand access to a new model of health care delivery that will focus on patient care and technology. The new model, referred to as “patient-centered healthcare homes” or “medical homes,” enhance access to physicians and improve coordination of services through […]

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Herb Schultz, Regional Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, briefed members of the medical community and others on the upcoming healthcare reform initiatives and answered questions Friday (Sept 3).

HHS director Schultz visits Hilo Medical Center and talks reform

Herb Schultz, Regional Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, briefed members of the medical community and others on the upcoming healthcare reform initiatives and answered questions Friday (Sept 3).

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Hawaii County’s 2010 Healthcare Conference: "Building a Healthier Future Together,” will convene on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott.

The free, public day-long conference is being organized by the Office of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and will focus on community building and collaboration for improving our island’s health and healthcare services.

Hawaii County Healthcare Conference convenes Friday (Aug 13)

Hawaii County’s 2010 Healthcare Conference: “Building a Healthier Future Together,” will convene on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. The free, public day-long conference is being organized by the Office of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and will focus on community building and collaboration for improving our island’s health and healthcare services.

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Hawaii County’s 2010 Healthcare Conference: "Building a Healthier Future Together,” will convene on Friday, August 13 at the Marriott Waikoloa Resort.

The day-long conference is being organized by the Office of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and will focus on community building and collaboration for improving our island’s health and healthcare services.

Conference to focus on ‘Building a Healthier Future Together’

Hawaii County’s 2010 Healthcare Conference: “Building a Healthier Future Together,” will convene on Friday, August 13 at the Marriott Waikoloa Resort. The day-long conference is being organized by the Office of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and will focus on community building and collaboration for improving our island’s health and healthcare services.

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Due to the statutory sunset, the COBRA premium reduction under ARRA is not available for individuals who experience involuntary terminations after May 31, 2010. However, individuals who qualified on or before May 31, 2010 may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, as long as they are not eligible for another group health plan or Medicare.

"Unless the sunset date is extended by Congress, individuals who lose their jobs after May 31, 2010 will not be eligible for the subsidy.

COBRA subsidy not available for those who lose job after May 31, 2010

Due to the statutory sunset, the COBRA premium reduction under ARRA is not available for individuals who experience involuntary terminations after May 31, 2010. However, individuals who qualified on or before May 31, 2010 may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, as long as they are not eligible for another group […]

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The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents' health care plan until age 26. Before the President signed this landmark Act into law, many health plans and issuers could and did in fact remove young adults from their parents' policies because of their age, leaving many college graduates and others with no insurance.

Young adults can stay on parents’ health care plans

The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health care plan until age 26. Before the President signed this landmark Act into law, many health plans and issuers could and did in fact remove young adults from their parents’ policies because of their age, leaving many college graduates and others with […]

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HMSA connects patients to physicians online

MEDIA RELEASE HMSA Launches nation’s first online health care service in January. The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has announced the official launch date and consumer price of its new online care service to connect patients and physicians via the Internet or telephone. The service will be the first of its kind in the nation and […]

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