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Implications of Legalizing Gambling in Hawaii (Jean Aoki)
December Planning Meeting
Pieces to the Puzzle: The Ka Iwi Coast (Elizabeth Reilly)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade (Betty Goodwin)
Waimanalo Landfill
Universal Health Care (Joy Marshall)
Welcome New Members
Bed and Breakfast Bill Deferred (Elizabeth Reilly & Ursula Rutherford)
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Universal Health Care

With the start of Hawaii's 2009 legislative session comes exciting news. Two bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to establish the Hawaii Health Authority, and develop a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care.

SB 424 was introduced by Senators Ige, Oakland, Hooser, Ihara, and Baker. As of 1/28/09, it has been referred to the Health Committee and Ways & Means Committee.

HB 1504 was introduced by Representatives Oshiro, Lee, Mizuno, and Yamane. As of 1/28/09, it has passed the first reading.

I will be tracking the progress of these bills and offering testimony in support of single payer/universal health care

Joy Marshall

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