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Q&A: Patti Bazin, HMSA, on QUEST reprocurement

Emily Boerger | Nov 13, 2020 | Hawaii

Imminent loss of federal resources could affect Hawaii's contact tracing efforts

| Nov 12, 2020 | Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Dr. Emily Roberson is leading her department’s intensive COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in Hawaii. In a November 11th interview with the Star-Advertiser, she spoke about the complex process used by the DOH to conduct contact tracing in the state. According to Dr. Roberson, an immense...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Senate committees, Elections, I got COVID

| Nov 5, 2020 | Hawaii

To paraphrase Churchill, it does not feel like this is the end of our election and national political strife. Perhaps this isn't even the beginning of the end. Perhaps, this is the end of the beginning. Legal contests of the elections are building. Tighter congressional majorities will demand greater party orthodoxy to...[ Read More ]

Hawaii stands to lose millions if ACA is repealed

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 2, 2020 | Hawaii

Justice Amy Coney Bartlett’s recent appointment shifted the U.S. Supreme Court further into conservative territory and many fear the Affordable Health Care Act is now at risk. If the ACA is repealed, Hawaii could lose $400 million and 86,000 Hawaii residents could lose their health care.     In a...[ Read More ]

Hawaii's Medicaid numbers up 7% year-over-year

Shawna De La Rosa | Oct 29, 2020 | Hawaii

Over the past year, Hawaii’s Medicaid enrollment increased by approximately 39,000 people, or 7%. In October 2019, the state had 322,527 individuals enrolled in Medicaid. That number now stands at 381,661.     During this period, HMSA ABD saw an enrollment increase of 828 participants, up 9% year-over-year between August...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Economic forecast, CRF spending, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | Hawaii

At the rate 2020 is going, who knows what might happen by the end of the year. Menehune might come back with fishing gear on Kauai. Pele could kickstart Kilauea. Or we might find out Elvis lives and runs a small art gallery in Maui. Who knows at this point....[ Read More ]

UHERO's latest revenue forecast points to 6 month delay in economic recovery

Emily Boerger | Sep 29, 2020 | Hawaii

The Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii’s (UHERO) latest state forecast update points to a 6 month delay in Hawaii’s economic recovery due to the summer surge in COVID-19. UHERO Executive Director Carl Bonham discussed the findings of the report during a House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic...[ Read More ]

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