Hawaii health bills that have made it out of committee
Sydney Kurle | Mar 2, 2021 | Hawaii
The Hawaii Senate Health Committee heard testimony on SB 605 on Wednesday. This bill, titled “Relating to Prescription Drugs,” received supportive testimony from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Hawaii and the Hawaii Primary Care Association (HPCA). The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) testified in opposition to
Joy Barua began his new role as the Deputy Director with the City & County of Honolulu’s Dept. of Community Services (DCS) on February 1. Previously, Barua served as the Senior Director of Government & Community Relations, and Community Benefit for Kaiser Permanente. DCS oversees programs to meet
Our 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference was an honor to host for the 300 or so folks who were able to join us for this virtual event. Now, we are planning our first ever conference focused on federal policy. Our 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference
The Hawaii Women’s Legislative Caucus (WLC) will push for bills to improve women’s health, address violence against women, and support women in the workplace during the 2021 legislative session. The caucus reviewed this year’s legislative package at a virtual breakfast meeting on Wednesday. The bill package include two
Governor David Ige delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature on Monday. In this address, he focused on Hawaii’s continued pandemic recovery and the expected revenue shortfall. He also focused on the effect that the loss of tourism has had on the state.
Balancing Hawaii’s budget will be the toughest challenge facing the state legislature in the 2021 session. The COVID-19 pandemic severely hurt a thriving economy and a once best-in-the-nation unemployment rate has ballooned. Legislators discussed the problems the state faces, and potential solutions, at the “Impacts of COVID on the State