health insurance


It’s time for Medicare Open enrollment – what are the differences between an advantage plan, prescription drug coverage and traditional Medicare insurance? How can one decision change your insurance plan, forever? I’m Dr. KK. Join me Next time/today on the Body show to hear about the A, B, C, D’s of Medicare, so you can get it right the first time.

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With about 1 in 3 Hawaii workers now unemployed, many have also lost their health insurance. Some options for getting replacement coverage come with a deadline.

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Copays, deductibles, coinsurance — it's the alphabet soup of insurance terms. Pomaikai Gomes and Doreen Nakamura from UHA Health Insurance join the show to explain what these terms mean, and how each of us can get to know more about our own health insurance coverage, and be better prepared for any unexpected changes before they happen.

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Until December 15th, anyone without health insurance coverage can sign up to purchase an individual plan through the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace.

The Conversation: Monday, March 5th, 2018

Mar 5, 2018

Animal Crimestoppers; Captive Insurance Market; Art World Escape; Arabian Nights


It’s been more than 60 years since the United States blew up a massive hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It was one of a series of tests—but the size of this explosion took scientists by surprise. It was a thousand times more powerful than the nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Legal cases about the bombing continue to this day—including one with developments this week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Town Square: Health Insurance Capitated Payments

May 12, 2016

  Some doctors say it has merit; others call it a move against appropriate care for their patients. Regardless, the industry and the federal government are pressing for capitated payments. We'll talk about with our panel and you.

House Bills Aim to Restructure Hawai'i Health Connector

Jan 23, 2014
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State lawmakers are proposing legislation to change the structure and oversight of Hawai’i’s health insurance portal.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.