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Hawai’i Health Plans Should Be Responsive. Here’s What To Look For

Written by Kim Soares on November 25, 2015. Posted in Healthcare

To the uninitiated, navigating the world of healthcare can sometimes feel like wandering through a labyrinth of paperwork, complicated medical jargon and red tape. If that sounds like a pain, consider the fact that you probably wouldn’t be seeking healthcare if you were feeling 100%.

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Battling Prescription Drug Abuse

Written by George McPheeters, MD, FACS on November 24, 2015. Posted in Healthcare

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the US. To combat this issue, UHA founded an initiative – one of the first independent policies in the country – to minimize the addiction and accidental death caused by prescription drug abuse, by increasing restrictions on prescriptions to...

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Debunking the Myth That the Mainland Has Better Health Care: Hawai`i’s Home Care Advantage

Written by Grace Vo on October 14, 2015. Posted in Healthcare

Thanks to our partnership with First Health, traveling members have emergency access to a wide range of services and providers on the mainland in addition to their extensive coverage options here at home. This means that when they are on vacation they can access emergency care (i.e., treatment...

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care: Where Should You Go?

Written by Grace Vo on October 14, 2015. Posted in Healthcare, Featured2

When you or a loved one is sick or injured and unsure where to go for care, the Emergency Department (ED), also known as the ER or Emergency Room, is not your only option. When you have a minor injury or illness and you can’t see your primary care physician, an urgent care center is a convenient...

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Save Time and Money with Extended Fill Medication

Written by Kim Soares on September 22, 2015. Posted in Healthcare, Featured2, Post

When some of us think about health care, the words "simplicity," "convenience" and "great value" are not usually the first things that come to mind. But when you take daily prescription medications, they should be. And they can be.

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