Upcoming Conference
Sacramento, April 27, 2017

What’s Past is Prologue

| Apr 19, 2017 | Hawaii

Medicaid Plus | Anna Loengard | Bills to watch

| Apr 6, 2017 | Hawaii

Reform is on again, off again in Washington DC. But with a month to go, lots of initiatives are still at play in the legislature. We track some of those this month - but we also launch our State of Reform podcast in this month's edition. So, here are "5...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Christine Sakuda

Kylie Walsh | Apr 4, 2017 | Hawaii

Christine Sakuda, executive director of the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss navigating the uncertainty in healthcare. Well, I think the biggest challenge this year is really navigating the uncertainty. There's a lot of whenever we talk to community physicians or...[ Read More ]

Olelo to broadcast select Health Policy Conference breakout sessions

| Apr 3, 2017 | Hawaii

Our first annual Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference was a hit with over 275 registered attendees! If you were unable to join us in Honolulu or want a recap, you can tune in to Olelo 54 to watch four of our breakout sessions. Check out the topics and air...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Contingency Plans for ACA Repeal

| Mar 29, 2017 | Hawaii

Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 21, 2010.  The very next day Republicans introduced legislation to repeal it, and when they took over as the House majority, they voted to repeal Obamacare more than 50 times.  However, the House couldn’t muster a repeal vote on...[ Read More ]

Death with dignity bill dies in House Health Committee

| Mar 24, 2017 | Hawaii

The House Health Committee has tabled the controversial Death with Dignity bill, making it unlikely to pass this session. The bill passed the Senate with a 22-3 vote after two amendments but was unable to pass through the House. The bill was modeled after Oregon’s death with dignity act, which...[ Read More ]

Funding wish list includes the other things that make us healthy

| Mar 23, 2017 | Hawaii

There’s an increasing awareness that clinical care is a relatively minor contributor to a person’s health status. Studies show that poor health is more commonly related to poverty, poor education, environmental factors, and chronic discrimination and stress.  Countries that invest more in social services and education have healthier populations and...[ Read More ]