Antibody testing results; Technology could help manage quarantine; Longline fishermen struggle to stay afloat; Neighbor island recipents affected by new Medicaid contract; Living in isolation at Kalaupapa

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan to ease the financial bite of costly medications for people on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that drugmakers now pay to insurers and middlemen, the White House said Thursday.

Wayne Yoshioka

Three Senate Bills are advancing in the legislature that would classify homelessness as a medical condition.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports Federal approval remains the biggest challenge.

Medicaid Long Term Care Payment Recovery

Aug 23, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The average cost for private nursing home care for one senior in Hawai’i is more than 400 dollars a day, according to the State’s Department of Human Services.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, hundreds of local families are facing the prospect of losing their homes for end-of-life care.

Town Square: Kupuna Care

May 15, 2014

There's a sensitive issue that's causing a split in the senior community. At the center of it is the question of what money should pay for home and community based services for Medicaid recipients. We'll consider the different aspects of allowing Kupuna Care funds to help seniors regardless of their Medicaid eligibility.