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LWV-Hawaii Legislative Testimony

SB 2645

Relating to
Health Care

Waiving the medical licensing fees for physicians in certain circumstances

House Committee on Human Services (HUS) - chair: Oakland, vice chair: Ihara Jr.
House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce (CPC) - chair: Baker, vice chair: Ige

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 2:30 p.m. Conference Room 016

Testifier: Joy A. Marshall, RN, LWV of Hawaii, Health Care Reform Chair

Click here to view SB2645

Chairs Oakland and Baker, Vice Chairs, Ihara, Jr., and Ige

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii supports HB 2645. We are aware this amount could prove to be much less than the cost of administrating and billing for these patients.

We also wish to encourage the committees to seek additional ways to encourage the delivery of health care services to the undeserved and those on Medicaid and Medicaid-like patients

This could include but not be limited to tort/malpractice reform legislation that would encourage reductions in cost, establishing maximum and timely levels of public reimbursement to providers, mandatory second opinions before surgery or extensive treatment and additional forgiveness of loans incurred here in the state as physicians complete their education/training and stay to practice in Hawaii


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