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Healthcare

Joining compact would help alleviate nursing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 28, 2024. ______________ Feb. 28, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Adopting SB2492 SD1 would help attract nurses to state

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary on Feb. 23, 2024. __________ Feb. 23, 2024, 10:15 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

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HB2415 HD1 could help end Hawaii nursing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on Feb. 14, 2024. _____________ Feb. 14, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce    

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SB2123: Outdated CON laws holding back Hawaii healthcare

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Health and Human Services and Commerce and Consumer Protection on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health

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HB1963 rightly tags CON laws as impediment to healthcare

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Health and Homelessness on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 9:45 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Health & Homelessness       Rep.

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SB2492 would help alleviate Hawaii’s shortage of nurses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment on Feb. 5, 2024. ___________ Feb. 5, 2024, 1:55 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services    

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HB2757: Paid family leave rarely lives up to promises

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Labor and Government Relations on Feb. 1, 2024. ___________ Feb. 1, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 309 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Labor and Government Relations       Rep.

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Reasons to be optimistic about the 2024 Legislature

The start of Hawaii’s annual legislative session is always marked by hope and trepidation. Will this be the year that we finally start to see positive big changes — or are we going to see more taxes, more spending, more regulations? In short, the same old same old? Overall, I

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Expand interstate licensure compacts

Photo by Charley Myers The following was originally published as an “Island Voices” commentary in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Nov. 28, 2023. ____________ Hawaii lawmakers took a major step this year toward fixing Hawaii’s doctor shortage by having the state join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). Now they should

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‘CON’ laws hindering access to better Hawaii healthcare

Hawaii’s red tape affects virtually every facet of life in the islands, including the delivery of life-saving medical care. Speaking with H. Hawaii Media radio host Johnny Miro on Sunday, Malia Hill, policy director for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, provided an in-depth look at medical certificate-of-need laws and presented

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Joining compact would help alleviate nursing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 28, 2024. ______________ Feb. 28, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Adopting SB2492 SD1 would help attract nurses to state

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Judiciary on Feb. 23, 2024. __________ Feb. 23, 2024, 10:15 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

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HB2415 HD1 could help end Hawaii nursing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on Feb. 14, 2024. _____________ Feb. 14, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce    

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SB2123: Outdated CON laws holding back Hawaii healthcare

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Health and Human Services and Commerce and Consumer Protection on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health

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HB1963 rightly tags CON laws as impediment to healthcare

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Health and Homelessness on Feb. 7, 2024. _____________ Feb. 7, 2024, 9:45 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Health & Homelessness       Rep.

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SB2492 would help alleviate Hawaii’s shortage of nurses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment on Feb. 5, 2024. ___________ Feb. 5, 2024, 1:55 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Health and Human Services    

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HB2757: Paid family leave rarely lives up to promises

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Labor and Government Relations on Feb. 1, 2024. ___________ Feb. 1, 2024, 9 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 309 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Labor and Government Relations       Rep.

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Reasons to be optimistic about the 2024 Legislature

The start of Hawaii’s annual legislative session is always marked by hope and trepidation. Will this be the year that we finally start to see positive big changes — or are we going to see more taxes, more spending, more regulations? In short, the same old same old? Overall, I

Read More →

Expand interstate licensure compacts

Photo by Charley Myers The following was originally published as an “Island Voices” commentary in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Nov. 28, 2023. ____________ Hawaii lawmakers took a major step this year toward fixing Hawaii’s doctor shortage by having the state join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). Now they should

Read More →

‘CON’ laws hindering access to better Hawaii healthcare

Hawaii’s red tape affects virtually every facet of life in the islands, including the delivery of life-saving medical care. Speaking with H. Hawaii Media radio host Johnny Miro on Sunday, Malia Hill, policy director for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, provided an in-depth look at medical certificate-of-need laws and presented

Read More →