Ending medical assistance will cause suffering

How can the state Department of Human Services end a much-needed medical assistance on March 31 but schedule a review with the state doctor on April 5?

My brother has no medical “pending approval” from April 1 until further notice. Liholiho Building is no help. DHS on Oahu said that I needed to contact our local office.

At the doctor’s it costs money to check in, money to do lab work, money to get X-rays and the final step is money to get your meds.

I have a full-time job and I get fustrated with the cost of our medical visits but I am upset that my brother will suffer at the mercy of the state of Hawaii.

Whatever happened to Maui no ka oi? Whatever happened to the Aloha State?

Doreen Forsberg