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Old 08-16-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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That's not accurate. As the article said "There are currently only a limited number of openly transgender elected officials serving in the US and around the world. "

IOW, she was a first for the state, not for the country.
So what is limited number mean? 2-5? Still impressive because there are 50 states. But mahalo for pointing out my error.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Look at how many posts we have with firsts in the country, new ideals etc etc. Remember Hawaii is one of the youngest states. We have more firsts and etc then most old states. So can we say Hawai'i is unique in this way too? Hmmm sometimes i think we overlook the beut of the forest because of the ugliness of a few trees. Anyway aloha.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Earth
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That's not accurate. As the article said "There are currently only a limited number of openly transgender elected officials serving in the US and around the world. "

IOW, she was a first for the state, not for the country.
I must have remembered wrong. I didn't look it up before posting. Sorry.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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I must have remembered wrong. I didn't look it up before posting. Sorry.
Np no biggie laughing traveler. Its not about looking good, i can be wrong(i am often wrong about things once in awhile)

Oh and Mahalo for your post and contribution. I should have read it completely b4 posting it, it was my fault for being lazy.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Kailua
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Look at how many posts we have with firsts in the country, new ideals etc etc. Remember Hawaii is one of the youngest states.
We don't have that many firsts. We have many firsts on the island but not a lot of firsts in the US as proved by the recent "firsts" that aren't firsts.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Pasco County, Florida
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According to a Hawaiian friend of mine, Hawaii has had universal healthcare for everyone since Queen Emma's day. We have argued over that fact. I worked part time in Waikiki years ago, and had none. He insists I was wrong, and I cold have gone to a doctor for free at any time.

So please so I can tell Kalani, is he right or wrong? Thinking about returning to Hawaii to live out the last of my years. I would like to know what I would be getting myself into. Looking at Pahoa, Big Island. Retired, Gay Man.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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According to a Hawaiian friend of mine, Hawaii has had universal healthcare for everyone since Queen Emma's day. We have argued over that fact. I worked part time in Waikiki years ago, and had none. He insists I was wrong, and I cold have gone to a doctor for free at any time.

So please so I can tell Kalani, is he right or wrong? Thinking about returning to Hawaii to live out the last of my years. I would like to know what I would be getting myself into. Looking at Pahoa, Big Island. Retired, Gay Man.
No, Hawaii does not Universal Healthcare for everyone - employers are required to offer people who work 20 hours per week healthcare - and for individuals, there are maximums the employers may charge.

And, if you have healthcare - you are subject to copays when you go to the doctor.

Starting around October - more healthcare options will be available to uninsured due to Obamacare via the Hawaii Health Connector - which is meant to be a state exchange where plans compete for your business and you get federal credits to help pay for the cost - but in Hawaii, it remains to be seen how effective that will be as only 2 insurers signed up - so that isn't much competition. Regardless, it won't be free.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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Here is another first that Hawai'i has done that no one else in the country has done. And in my opinion is great. Further, lol im sure if im wrong about this that my brahs will tell me Mahalo.

Daily Kos: Hawaii is first in the nation
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:46 AM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Aloha did you know that Hawai'i is the fist and only state in the nation to have this:

The Supreme Court Decision
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:04 AM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Did you know Hawai'i is the first and only state in the country the consists of entirely of islands.


Feel free to posts your Hawai'i is the first to do, have, etc in the nation.
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