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Health Care

Giving ObamaCare proponents the finger

By Kenli Schoolland The health care debate is sure getting heated these days as a 65-year-old man who was against socialized healthcare had his pinky finger bitten off in an argument at a healthcare rally. To be fair, he did punch the other guy first, but was biting off a finger in return

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Health Care and Life Expectancy Among Americans

by Pearl Hahn Following my blog post about health care systems in France and Cuba compared with the United States, a wise reader, Joe Speroni, was compelled to write me an enlightening message concerning data for infant mortality rates and life expectancies. Many (including columnist Paul Krugman) make the mistake

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Before You Move to France, or Even Cuba

by Pearl Hahn   Yes, it’s true that the United States is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that does not have some form of nationalized health care.  Thank your lucky stars. If you move to France, you would be moving to a country whose health care

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Townhall Turnout Shows Debate Isn’t Over

by Pearl Hahn On Tuesday night, over two hundred people gathered at McKinley High School for Charles Djou’s health care forum. I was granted the opportunity to speak about Hawaii’s failed experience with employer mandated insurance. Dr. Linda Rasmussen imparted key information about the need for tort reform while Bruce

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Townhall Meeting on Health Care Tonight

by Pearl Hahn At this time, no town halls discussing health care reform are planned in August by Hawaii’s congressional delegation. Considering how town hall meetings on this vital topic have been hosted by representatives across the country, this is a shame and an affront to Hawaii citizens. Fortunately, Councilman

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How Obama’s Health Care Will Affect Your Coverage

by Pearl Hahn President Obama promised during his campaign that “the time has come for universal health care in America. . . by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country.” Many rejoiced at this significant promise, and many

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Good Health, Lower Costs for Fortune 500 Company

by Pearl Hahn I will agree to disagree with people who believe Americans have a “right” to health care. In my humble opinion, there is no law or clause that entitles anyone to health care provided by the government. (Yes, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are known as

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Prepaid Health Care Act Can’t Fool Mainstream Media

by Pearl Hahn The universal health care bandwagon is not lacking for supporters, yet a backlash within the mainstream media has been brewing. Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act (PHCA), which has been in effect since 1974, requires employers to provide health insurance for employees working 20 or more hours per

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Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and its Far-Reaching Costs

New Policy Brief Explains Hawaii’s Health Coverage Monopoly Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has released a new study, Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs, by Policy Analyst Pearl Hahn. The brief exposes the ramifications of Hawaii’s unique health care mandate which

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Hawaii drops universal children’s healthcare plan

By Pearl Hahn An economic downturn and ensuing budget cuts have forced Hawaii to abandon the nation’s first universal health care program for children, Keiki Care, after only seven months. Gov. Linda Lingle (R) discontinued state funding for the program on November 1. “I voted against the bill when first

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Giving ObamaCare proponents the finger

By Kenli Schoolland The health care debate is sure getting heated these days as a 65-year-old man who was against socialized healthcare had his pinky finger bitten off in an argument at a healthcare rally. To be fair, he did punch the other guy first, but was biting off a finger in return

Read More →

Health Care and Life Expectancy Among Americans

by Pearl Hahn Following my blog post about health care systems in France and Cuba compared with the United States, a wise reader, Joe Speroni, was compelled to write me an enlightening message concerning data for infant mortality rates and life expectancies. Many (including columnist Paul Krugman) make the mistake

Read More →

Before You Move to France, or Even Cuba

by Pearl Hahn   Yes, it’s true that the United States is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that does not have some form of nationalized health care.  Thank your lucky stars. If you move to France, you would be moving to a country whose health care

Read More →

Townhall Turnout Shows Debate Isn’t Over

by Pearl Hahn On Tuesday night, over two hundred people gathered at McKinley High School for Charles Djou’s health care forum. I was granted the opportunity to speak about Hawaii’s failed experience with employer mandated insurance. Dr. Linda Rasmussen imparted key information about the need for tort reform while Bruce

Read More →

Townhall Meeting on Health Care Tonight

by Pearl Hahn At this time, no town halls discussing health care reform are planned in August by Hawaii’s congressional delegation. Considering how town hall meetings on this vital topic have been hosted by representatives across the country, this is a shame and an affront to Hawaii citizens. Fortunately, Councilman

Read More →

How Obama’s Health Care Will Affect Your Coverage

by Pearl Hahn President Obama promised during his campaign that “the time has come for universal health care in America. . . by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country.” Many rejoiced at this significant promise, and many

Read More →

Good Health, Lower Costs for Fortune 500 Company

by Pearl Hahn I will agree to disagree with people who believe Americans have a “right” to health care. In my humble opinion, there is no law or clause that entitles anyone to health care provided by the government. (Yes, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are known as

Read More →

Prepaid Health Care Act Can’t Fool Mainstream Media

by Pearl Hahn The universal health care bandwagon is not lacking for supporters, yet a backlash within the mainstream media has been brewing. Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act (PHCA), which has been in effect since 1974, requires employers to provide health insurance for employees working 20 or more hours per

Read More →

Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and its Far-Reaching Costs

New Policy Brief Explains Hawaii’s Health Coverage Monopoly Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has released a new study, Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act and Far-Reaching Costs, by Policy Analyst Pearl Hahn. The brief exposes the ramifications of Hawaii’s unique health care mandate which

Read More →

Hawaii drops universal children’s healthcare plan

By Pearl Hahn An economic downturn and ensuing budget cuts have forced Hawaii to abandon the nation’s first universal health care program for children, Keiki Care, after only seven months. Gov. Linda Lingle (R) discontinued state funding for the program on November 1. “I voted against the bill when first

Read More →