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 Medicare to negotiate prescription drug … Read more

Independent labs in Hawaii experienced millions in increased revenue from providing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing during the COVID pandemic, according to a recent study by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO). The study estimated profits to be at least $10 per test, although the actual amount could be much higher.     … Read more

Rising inflation costs continue to affect households across the nation, based on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) Summary from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 12-month increase for all items was 8.6% as of May 2022, the largest 12-month increase since December 1981.  Experts at the Economic Research Organization at the University of … Read more