Orphaned kids struggle with parents' ...

Orphaned kids struggle with parents' absence

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 16, 2008, titled Orphaned kids struggle with parents' absence. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM The Dikito children -- Brelynn, left, Brenna, Bronlyn and Blayne -- talked last night at the Waipio BIg CIty Diner about coping after the death of their parents.

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Lihue, HI

#1 May 16, 2008
Go figa... HMSA loses 10M and Kaiser gains 3mil....

can't feel sorry for HMSA even if they are the biggest carrier in the state. Bad management, poor adminitration of plans.

obvious there... especially when Kaiser spent more for growth.

The tide is turning in Health care and it is not going to get better for HMSA imo.

I am not a subscriber for either of them so it does not affect me and this opinion is not biased. The bottom line shows what will happen in the future.

HMSA will raise rates and the poor people of Hawaii continue to bear the costs of living here.

I think I might be moving soon also... way out of control to live here. auwe

Hilo, HI

#2 May 16, 2008
As a Kaiser member, I'm pleased with my healthcare provider. I'm glad they continue to manage wisely and constantly improve their facilities. HMOs often get a bad rap in the media, but with technology, treatments and medical advances being connected to the bottom line, prudent management with a forward thinking vision is essential.

I cannot say this is the case with all healthcare providers here. I've seen it firsthand from being employed at two other healthcare entities. One of them "bragged" about being the recipient of the "One of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii" for three consecutive years, while it was found guilty of violating the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 in 2004 by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. This year they didn't even make the list. How they got away with 12 years of fraud is still a mystery.

Honolulu, HI

#3 May 16, 2008
Which reminds me how I hate going to Kaiser now, even if I feel rreally sick.
HMSA Member

Honolulu, HI

#4 May 16, 2008
That's it!!! I'm switching over to Kaiser.
Martin Turow

Mililani, HI

#6 May 16, 2008
These numbers are meaningless. This quarter they are up, next quarter they are down. We are all going to be paying more for less and whether you are Kaiser, HMSA, UHA, HMAA, or whatever, you will be paying more for less. There are just too many people needing too much and it is only going to get worse. Radical changes are needed and no one has the courage to face up to the challenge.

Kailua, HI

#7 May 17, 2008
Kaiser is the best health insurance we have EVER had. Rates are reasonable for independants like us self employed. Excellent doctors...just great all around.

They have been proactive in our health care...more prevention than treatment. The way it should be.

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