STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1568-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 78

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 78 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE ADEQUACY OF THE PHYSICIAN NETWORKS ON ALL ISLANDS OF THE STATE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to ensure timely access to health care services for all residents of Hawaii by requesting the Auditor to assess the adequacy of the physician networks on all islands of the State and submit a report of the findings and recommendations to the Legislature by January 1, 2019.

 

Hawaii Pacific Health, EPIC Ohana, Inc., Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Office of the Auditor and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 78 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair