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Anchorage, October 6, 2022

Key takeaways from the Inflation Reduction Act and its impact on Hawaii health care

| Sep 6, 2022 | Hawaii

With President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 last month, Hawaii residents have the opportunity to benefit from lower prescription drug prices, the capping of insulin copays to $35 per month, and continuous health coverage through subsidies.      One of the act’s key provisions is allowing...[ Read More ]

New report explores impact of nursing faculty struggles on Hawaii’s health workforce shortage

| Sep 2, 2022 | Hawaii

New data from the Hawai‘i’ State Center for Nursing offers a detailed perspective on the impact of nursing faculty shortages on the overall statewide health workforce. The 2020-2021 Hawai‘i’ State Nurse Education Capacity Report analyzed 8 nursing schools based on enrollment capacity, graduation, faculty, and other factors.      Although...[ Read More ]

Representatives Kitagawa, Matayoshi sponsor 3rd Windward Community drive-thru flu shot clinic

| Aug 26, 2022 | Hawaii

Representatives Lisa Kitagawa and Scot Z. Matayoshi are sponsoring a community drive-thru flu shot clinic at Windward Community College September 10. Times Pharmacy will administer the flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to noon at the college. Those who would like a flu shot should bring...[ Read More ]

Hawaii DOE announces updated COVID-19 school guidelines

| Aug 25, 2022 | Hawaii

K-12 students in Hawaii will no longer be required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 in or out of school as of this week. The change is part of a new set of guidelines from the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), in accordance with federal and local public health authorities,...[ Read More ]

12-month Medicaid postpartum extension approved in Maryland, Hawaii, Ohio

| Aug 17, 2022 | Hawaii

An estimated 34,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in 3 states are now eligible for an extension of postpartum coverage up to 12 months. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CMS, approved the extension for Maryland, Hawaii, and Ohio this week.      The American Rescue Plan included a...[ Read More ]

Hawaii emergency licensing rules approved

| Aug 16, 2022 | Hawaii

Governor David Ige this week approved and signed into effect emergency rules authorizing out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaiʻi upon meeting certain requirements without applying for and obtaining a license. Enacted through the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow...[ Read More ]