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CROWN CARE IN THE NEWS

The Star advertiser/ October 23, 2016

oPTIONSFOR PRIMARY CARE ARE SHRINKING

Nearly a third of Oahu's primary care doctors are no longer accepting new patients.  Many patients are left in limbo as their doctors retire,decline patients on Medicare or Medicaid-the government health insurance programs for seniors and low income residents or unwilling to take on those with complicated medical problems due to new payment models that penalize providers for poor patient outcomes...

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THE hAWAII REPORTER

Living and breathing with vog

A section of the University of Hawaii (Hilo) website describes the natural hazards of the Big Island. The discussion on VOG is of particular interest, and is certainly pertinent to Oahu readers this week, as we find our island shrouded in a thin gray mist that is our gift from Pele.

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NASDAQ.COM / FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Reduced Medicare Costs Can Boost Your Social Security Benefit

While most retirees pay the standard premium amount for Medicare health coverage, those in higher income brackets pay an additional amount based on their income. If you’re in a higher income bracket and your income drops during retirement, less money for Medicare should be deducted from your Social Security payments, meaning more money should stay in your pocket. More often than not, however, you must take the initiative and request a Medicare premium reduction to see an increase in your Social Security benefit.​
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​This article was originally published on NerdWallet.com


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Windward Midweek / August 13, 2014
Patient Advocacy at Crown Care


From the perspective of patient advocates, medical care too often boils down to a one-way street of a doctor just telling a patient what his or her treatment will consist of, rather than a conversation between two parties.
That’s why organizations like Kailua’s Crown Care LLC exist: to give individuals a more active role in their own healthcare. Read more...



Pacific Business News / July 2, 2014
Crown Care Expands Patient Advocacy services in Hawaii


Crown Care LLC, a Hawaii-based patient-advocacy company that helps companies and individuals navigate health insurance options, has expanded its services from advocating and assisting seniors with their Medicare and Social Security Options to include patient advocacy for all age groups with any health care problems. “What we do is we make sure we get all the information and communicate it with patients and all members of their family,” said Dr. Eileen Hilton, president and CEO of the company. “Family members usually say, ‘wow, I wish I knew about this a long time ago." Read more