In his last scheduled press conference before leaving office this week, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a draft budget for his successor.
The virus has sickened Filipinos disproportionately and led to widespread job losses.
The change could help an estimated 25,000 people in Hawaii.
The bill includes millions for unemployment assistance, child care, education and other programs.
It’s been more than two decades since citizens of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia were stripped of Medicaid access.
One key takeaway from the report is that effective culturally based solutions exist to address health inequities.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii estimate several thousand more renters will be paying over 30% of their income on rent next year.
The state Department of Health posted COVID-19 hospitalization data by race on its website Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.