On The Issues



As a resident of Hawaiʻi Island, Kai understands the unique healthcare challenges that our rural communities face. A lack of access and coverage hurts each and every one of us across Hawaiʻi — no one is left unaffected by the impacts of a personal-health crisis. In Hawai'i, our rate of adult diabetes and healthcare expenses per capita have doubled in the last 20 years while we concurrently face a physician-shortage that has worsened over the last decade. Kai sees this critical shortage and will actively work to bring physicians and services to Hawaiʻi in order to provide our community with critical high-quality care.