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COVID-19 Prompts Redo Of Hawaii’s Medicaid Contracts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Prompts Redo Of Hawaii’s Medicaid Contracts

The Hawaii Med-QUEST division is wiping clean insurance contracts that were originally to go into effect in July.

Honolulu Developing A Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Developing A Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing

The city is working with health centers across Oahu to expand testing in targeted communities, hoping to augment the state’s programs.

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured

More than 140 doctors and nurses have already contacted Dr. Jim Ireland, one of the organizers to work at the Aloha Free Clinic.

Health Officials Order Free Meal Delivery Program To Stop Operations Ahmad Ramadan

Health Officials Order Free Meal Delivery Program To Stop Operations

Malama Meals, which delivers free meals on three islands, has been cited for temperature control and hand washing violations. The operator says the issues have been fixed.

Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of Hawaii’s acclaimed health insurance system that relies on employer-sponsored plans.

1 New COVID-19 Case On The Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

1 New COVID-19 Case On The Big Island

More than 90% of people in the state who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have been released from isolation.

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii

UPDATED: For two weeks, there have been fewer than six new cases reported each day.

Schatz: Hawaii Not Moving Fast Enough On Contact Tracing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Hawaii Not Moving Fast Enough On Contact Tracing

The U.S. senator expressed his concern as $50 million in federal funds is directed to the state for COVID-19 testing and tracing.