Hawaii 2021 legislature to tackle budget shortfall, COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in 2021
Mansur Shaheen | Jan 15, 2021 | Hawaii
Gov. David Ige’s newly released 2021-23 biennium budget proposal features operating and capital improvement program (CIP) budget cuts over the next two fiscal years. “This budget represents sudden, sharp reductions to revenues because of the pandemic’s impact on the state’s economy and the tax revenue that funds government services and
The Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on January 14 is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to
The Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) issued its new QUEST Integration Medicaid Managed Care RFP on Tuesday. The Request for Proposals is seeking up to 5 health plans to provide Medicaid services statewide, though the RFP notes that health plans may propose providing services on one or more islands.
We are on the cusp of a tremendous leap forward in vaccine science, which is something that our gratification-now culture doesn't fully appreciate. It took 5 days from sequencing the virus genome to the vaccine design. Next week, emergency use authorization is expected for Pfizer's vaccine. First vaccinations are expected December
Hawaii, like many areas across the country, is facing a physician shortage. But unlike most states, Hawaii also faces a unique set of challenges standing in the way of recruiting and retaining new physicians. According to data compiled by Dr. John Lauris Wade, a member of the Hawaii Physician Shortage
AlohaCare [this month] announced that it has selected Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) to administer basic dental services at no cost to its adult Medicaid members beginning January 1, 2021. Through HDS, adult AlohaCare Medicaid members will receive diagnostic, preventive and basic dental services. Covered dental benefits will include an annual