Under Hawaiian Law Native Hawaiians Receive Health Care at No Charge

Kam IIIIn 1839, King Kamehameha III proclaimed, by Declaration, the protection for both person and property in the kingdom by stating, “Protection is hereby secured to the persons of all the people; together with their lands, their building lots, and all their property, while they conform to the laws of the kingdom, and nothing whatever shall be taken from any individual except by express provision of the laws.” The Hawaiian Legislature, by resolution passed on October 26, 1846, acknowledged that the 1839 Declaration of Rights recognized “three classes of persons having vested rights in the lands,—1st, the government, 2nd, the landlord [Chiefs and Konohikis], and 3d, the tenant [natives] (Principles adopted by the Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles, in their Adjudication of Claims Presented to Them, Resolution of the Legislative Council, Oct. 26, 1846).” Furthermore, the Legislature also recognized that the Declaration of 1839 “particularly recognizes [these] three classes of persons as having rights in the sale,” or revenue derived from the land as well.

These three classes of vested rights, being mixed or undivided in the land, is also reflected in the kingdom’s first constitution in 1840, which states, “Kamehameha I was the founder of the kingdom, and to him belonged all the land from one end of the Islands to the other, though it was not his own private property. It belonged to the chiefs and people in common, of whom Kamehameha was the head, and had the management of the landed property.” The Chiefs and Konohikis carried out the management of the land under the direction of the King for the benefit of the Native Tenants. There is no other country in the world that can boast what a King did for his people in securing their rights in the lands of the kingdom.

Chief Justice William LeeBy definition, a vested right is “a right belonging so absolutely, completely, and unconditionally to a person that it cannot be defeated by the act of any private person and that is entitled to governmental protection usually under a constitutional guarantee.” In 1846, the Hawaiian Legislature recognized that government lands acquired by conveyance remained “subject to the previous vested rights of tenants and others, which shall not have been divested by their own acts, or by operation of law (Statute Laws of Kamehameha III (1846), vol. 1, p. 99).” The Hawaiian Supreme Court in 1851 best articulated the mastery of these vested rights under Hawaiian law in Kekiekie v. Edward Dennis, 1 Haw. 42 (1851). Chief Justice William L. Lee stated, “the people’s lands were secured to them by the Constitution and laws of the Kingdom, and no power can convey them away, not even that of royalty itself.”

On November 7, 1846, the Hawaiian Legislature enacted Joint resolutions on the subject of rights in lands and the leasing, purchasing and dividing of the same that sought to begin the process of dividing out the undivided rights of these three classes in the lands, but it was unsuccessful. The following year in December 1847, executive action was taken by the King in Privy Council to carry into effect a division of the vested rights that has come to be known as the Great Mahele [division]. A common misunderstanding is that the Great Mahele endeavored to divide all the rights of the three classes in the lands. The Great Mahele only divided the vested rights of the Chiefly class from the Government class in the lands. These divided rights over specific lands called ahupua‘a and ili‘aina remained subject to the rights of Native Tenants, who by application to the Minister of the Interior, who managed government lands, or to a particular Chief or Konohiki who managed lands that were separated from the government, could acquire a fee-simple title to their house lot and cultivating lands.

On December 18, 1847, the Privy Council unanimously passed a resolution accepting 7 rules prepared by Chief Justice William Lee that would guide the division of lands between the Government class, the Chiefly class and the Native Tenant class. According to Rule 2, “One third of the remaining lands of the Kingdom shall be set aside as the property of the Hawaiian Government, subject to the direction and control of His Majesty, as pointed out by the Constitution and laws. One third to the Chiefs and Konohikis in proportion to their possessions, to have and to hold to them, their heirs and Successors forever—and the remaining third to the Tenants, the actual possessors and cultivators of the soil, to have and to hold to them their heirs and successors forever (Privy Council Minutes, vol. 10, p. 129).” Rule 3 would apply to the Native Tenants and their division, which states, “The division between the Chiefs or the Konohikis and their Tenants, prescribed by rule second, shall take place, whenever any Chief, Konohiki or Tenant shall desire such a division, subject only to confirmation by the King in Privy Council.” The Rules of the Great Mahele is a living document and a condition of the management of the lands for the Government class and the Chief and Konohiki class. As a living document it remains a condition of land titles throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

After accepting the division of lands between Kamehameha III, in his private capacity as the highest of the Chiefly class, and the Government, the Legislature under An Act Relating to the Lands of His Majesty The King and the of the Government on June 7, 1848, recognized Kamehameha III’s private lands, which came to be known as Crown lands, as “subject only to the rights of tenants (Supplement to the Statute Laws of His Majesty, Kamehameha III (1848), p. 25),” and the Government lands “as subject always to the rights of tenants (p. 41).” The Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles (Land Commission) was tasked with the additional duty to issue Land Commission Awards (LCAs) to Chiefs and Konohikis that received lands in the Great Mahele as well as to native tenants who submitted their claims with the Land Commission. The Land Commission, however, could only grant LCAs to those that filed their claims before February 14, 1848.

Chief Justice William Lee, who also served as President of the Land Commission, wrote an illuminating letter to Reverend Emerson from Wailua, O‘ahu, on the subject of native tenant rights and the lands of Chiefs and Konohikis. Emerson was concerned that not all of the native tenants have filed their claims with the Land Commission before the deadline of February 14, 1848, and was asking if they had therefore lost their rights in the land. Lee responded, “Should the tenants neglect to send in their claims, they will not lose their rights if their Konohiki present claims; for no title will be granted to the Konohiki without a clause reserving the rights of tenants (Letter to Reverend Emerson dated Jan. 12, 1848, Supreme Court Letter Book of Chief Justice Lee, June 3, 1847-April 18, 1854, Judiciary Dept., series 240, box 1, Hawai’i Archives).”

Lee was speaking to the vested rights of the Native Tenant class that was already secured under the constitution and laws of the Kingdom. In LCAs issued to the Chiefs and Konohikis who were assigned lands in the Great Mahele, there is the clause, “Aka, koe nae na kuleana on na Kanaka ma loko (Land Commission Award 8559-B, parcel 31, to W.C. Lunalilo for the iliaina of Kaluakou, Waikiki),” which is translated as “However, reserving the rights of Native Tenants within.” In Royal Patents that were in the English language, the clause “Reserving the rights of Native Tenants (Royal Patent Grant 950 to Robert Robinson)” was expressly written as a condition of the title.

Royal Patent

Under Hawaiian law, all revenues derived from the lands of the Hawaiian Islands; whether by the Government through taxation, rent or sale, or from the Chiefs or Konohikis, through rent or sale, continue to have the vested rights of native tenants. This is what formed the basis as to why the Queen’s Hospital provided health care without charge to native Hawaiians in the nineteenth century because Queen’s Hospital acquired monies from the Government and from Queen Emma as a Chiefess who acquired lands from Mahele grantees, and after her death through the Queen Emma Trust. This is not to be confused with socialism, but rather management of the vested rights of Native Tenants that have and continue to remain in all the lands of the Hawaiian Islands.

As reported by the Pacific Commercial Advertiser in 1901, “The Queen’s Hospital was founded in 1859 by their Majesties Kamehameha IV and his consort Emma Kaleleonalani. The hospital is organized as a corporation and by the terms of its charter the board of trustees is composed of ten members elected by the society and ten members nominated by the Government… The charter also provides for the ‘establishment and putting into operation a permanent hospital at Honolulu, with a dispensary and all necessary furniture and appurtenances for the reception, accommodation and treatment of indigent sick and disabled Hawaiians, as well as such foreigners and others who may choose to avail themselves of the same.’ Under this construction all native Hawaiians have been cared for without charge, while for others a charge has been made of from $1 to $3 per day (Pacific Commercial Advertiser, July 31, 1901, p. 14).”

When the United States seized and occupied the Hawaiian Islands during the Spanish-American War, American laws were illegally imposed in the Hawaiian Kingdom that did not allow health care, at no cost, for Natives. The Hawaiian Kingdom Government annually appropriated $10,000.00 to Queen’s Hospital. Since the occupation began, the American authorities were considering the termination of this annual funding.

In 1901, Queen’s Hospital’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, George W. Smith, explained, “There is a possibility that the legislative appropriation will be cut off after the first of the year, but even so we shall have funds enough to get along, although the hospital will be somewhat crippled. You see there is a provision in the United States Constitution that public property shall not be taken for private use, or that the people shall not be taxed to support private institutions. The Queen’s Hospital is, from the nature of its charter, a quasi-private institution. When it was chartered it was provided that all Hawaiians, of native birth, should be treated free of charge. Foreigners were to be treated by payment of fees (Pacific Commercial Advertiser, July 30, 1900, p. 2).”

In other words, American law would view Queen’s Hospital’s providing health care at no charge to Natives as race based. The following year, Smith argued, “Under our charter we are compelled to treat native Hawaiians free of charge and I do not see how it can be changed (Pacific Commercial Advertiser, July 31, 1901, p. 14).”

Although there is no express provision in the Charter or By-laws of Queen’s Hospital to provide health care at no cost to Natives, it was universally understood and recognized by the Kingdom’s Constitution and laws that Natives benefit from the revenues derived from the Government and the lands of Queen Emma because of their vested rights. Queen’s Hospital would eventually only receive landed revenues from the Queen Emma Trust, and in 1950, these lands were transferred from the trust to the Hospital. As the occupation progressed, Natives would eventually be denied healthcare at Queen’s Hospital without payment, and if they were unable to pay some could see relief if they were “indigent.”

All the actions taken with regard to Queen’s Hospital and the Queen Emma Trust can be summed up as not only a violation of the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom, but also a violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. According to Vincent Bernard, Editorial: Occupation, 94 (885) International Review of the Red Cross 5 (Spring 2012):

“The notion that the occupier’s conduct towards the population of an occupied territory must be regulated underpins the current rules of humanitarian law governing occupation. Another pillar of this body of law is the duty to preserve the institutions of the occupied state. Occupation is not annexation; it is viewed as a temporary situation, and the Occupying Power does not acquire sovereignty over the territory concerned. Not only does the law endeavour to prevent the occupier from wrongfully exploiting the resources of the conquered territory; it also requires the occupier to provide for the basic needs of the population and to ‘restore, and ensure, as far as possible, public order and safety, while respecting, unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country [Article 43, 1907 Hague Convention, IV]’. The measures taken by the occupier must therefore preserve the status quo ante (this is known as the conservationist principle).”

37 thoughts on “Under Hawaiian Law Native Hawaiians Receive Health Care at No Charge

  1. How do you apply this with queens. My sister was released about 2 weeks ago due to cancer and other health issue. Her co-payments is crazy and now on top of her health she’s also worried about her bill.

    • You have to talk with the H.R. department may take a while before someone gets back to you but someone will. My grandfather was pure Hawaiian and they took care all of his bills while at Queens before he passed.

      • my mom just was discharged when i asked they told me they never heard of this program can u guide me were to go and who to talk to my mom is on hospice and her bill is way to much… Ty

        • Did anyone reply to your question as to applying for this if everyone says that they don’t know? I heard of this working for someone else but like you I don’t know how to peruse this.

          • I was hospitalized April 2016 for 10 days. I was diagnosed with pneumonia, chronic heart failure, and stage 4 chronic kidney disease. When I received a call from the financial office as to how I want to pay this bill. I just told the person that I claim the right as an indigenous person of Hawaiian ancestry (I’m 50% Hawaiian) that the Queen proclaimed we not be charged for care at the hospital. If you look up hawaiiankingdom.org you should be able to find the information. I have not received any bills since but should I get any other calls about payment I will proclaim the same thing. Hope this helps.

    • Is this still stand for queen hospital about no charge for payments of health care for native Hawaiian?.. I ask this question cause I’m still learning about Hawaiian culture… I mean i was born and raised in Honolulu hi and i didn’t know much abt Hawaiian culture..

    • Its simple the goverment buried this information and when asked or brought to the attention of politicians that was appointed by “us” they simply changed the subject or state “because we or you as native hawaiians who cant stand as one will never fight as one to reclaim what was rightfully yours” so once again the issue get buried. But of course i said all this in lame mans terms.

      • Mahalo for your reply! However, I was not looking for a reply in layman’s terms. I was more curious as to why no mention of genocide is made in the article. Why Keanu has actually said in interviews that no genocide has taken place. Given the totality of the actions taken by the occupiers, the intent to harm our culture, our psyche, our body politic and even our bodies seems quite evident, even to a layman. What requirements of the legal definition of genocide(i.e. U.N. 1948 Convention on Genocide, etc) are lacking in regards to the Hawaii situation?

  2. Although I think this may be an effective article, it does not exemplify the mere fact that a document like this would only be recognized within a judiciary of the state. Because we do not have Political figures that take interest in OUR (Hawaiians) wellbeing, our culture receives no justice. Our “State” would rather sell off our land to foreigners so they can take us for everything we have. OUTSIDERS are buying all the property and renting houses for ridiculous prices, leaving the HAWAIIANS homeless. Then, the ones who get Hawaiian Homelands forget about everyone else and the struggle that OUR culture faces daily. The HAWAIIANS should be entitled per their vestment, to shares due to the reality that they are required to face. Ever since invasion, Hawaiians have always struggled to live a life based on the requirements of other Cultures; to submit to THEIR Culture and ADAPT THEIR ways, not ours. Because of AMERICA’S history with other countries, our laws adhere to the Japanese. Hawaiian culture has become known as a mixed culture, which leaves our upcoming generations clueless of the TRADITIONS, MORALS, VALUES that Hawaiians once culturally believed. Eventually, OUR RACE, OUR CULTURE, OUR FOUNDATION, slowly will begin to change due to modern evolution which we would’ve never encountered had we not been invaded. And still, we get nothing in return for the continuous genocide OUR CULTURE faces since the beginning of contact. At exactly 10:24, I looked up Deuteronomy 11:10-24 and it was the exact word I was looking for. ❤️ Hawaiians need to unite, for the sake of what’s left of our culture. If not, our values will remain in the hands of everyone else in this world. Shall we allow them to play us as puppets, or do we fight for what is right, what is PONO.

      • It would appear the server on which this blog runs is set to UTC, as opposed to HAST which is UTC -10:00. A common occurrence with servers running on the internet.

    • Mahalo for your mana`o.

      You bring up valid points. It makes me ask myself; ” what is within my power to change things?”. I think a first good step is to educate ourselves as many are already doing, then test the laws in real life situations. Test in a small way, so as to not consume your family time and resources. There is so much learning to be done to help us understand how our nation was taken in plain sight while all nations stood by in front row seats watching and continues to do so to this day.

      Here’s a speech by U.S. Rep. Traficant explaining to the US Congress the important details of the 1933 US Bankruptcy. In the speech he says that the Territories of the US were used as collateral to fund the US line of credit to rebuild America. Hawaii at the time if you recall, was considered a US Territory. So it was by laws of commerce we were stolen, not anything else.

      Until we fully understand the truth of how we were taken, we cannot possibly build a proper strategy to step back into our Kingdom government. Diverting us from the truth has been the greatest strategic tactic of the US.; learn the truth, then prepare yourself to step back into your government.

      I made a few comments within the speech to point out how those parts pertain to our situation.
      Following is a speech by Representative Traficant who Reports On The Bankruptcy of the United States, United States Congressional Record, March, 1, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303 The Speaker – Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House. Several people have looked in Law Libraries for the above speech and references, however the documents can not yet be located, therefore this is not verified and cannot be stated as fact. However, Traficant’s speech is very eloquent, to the point and can be supported with other documented facts.

      Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11… Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise.

      It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; Declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd. Congress in session June 5, 1933 – Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Government Offices, Officers and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.

      The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a defacto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America. This act was institute and established by transferring and /or placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part: “The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States?”

      Gold and silver were such a powerful money during the founding of the United States of America, that the founding fathers declared that only gold and silver coins can be “money” in America. Since gold and silver coinage were heavy and inconvenient for a lot of transactions, they were stored in banks and a claim check was issued as a money substitute. People traded their coupons as money, or “currency.” Currency is not money, but a money substitute. Redeemable currency must promise to pay a dollar equivalent in gold or silver money. Federal Reserve Notes (FRN’s) made no such promises, and are not “money.” A Federal Reserve Note is a debt obligation of the federal United States government, not “money.”

      The federal United States government and the U.S. Congress were not and have never been authorized by the Constitution for the United States of America to issue currency of any kind, but only lawful, – gold and silver coin.

      It is essential that we comprehend the distinction between real money, and paper money substitute. One cannot get rich by accumulating money substitutes, one can only get deeper in debt. We the People no longer have any “money.” Most Americans have not been paid any “money” for a very long time, perhaps not in their entire life. Now do you comprehend why you feel broke? Now, do you understand why you are “bankrupt,” along with the rest of the country?

      Federal Reserve Notes (FRN’s) are unsigned checks written on a closed account. FRN’s are an inflatable paper system designed to create debt through inflation (devaluation of currency). Whenever there is an increase of the supply of a money substitute in the economy without a corresponding increase in the gold and silver backing, inflation occurs.

      Inflation is an invisible form of taxation that irresponsible governments inflict on their citizens. The Federal Reserve Bank who controls the supply and movement of FRN’s has everybody fooled. The have access to an unlimited supply of FRN’s, paying only for the printing costs of what they need. FRN’s are nothing more than promissory notes for U.S. Treasury securities (T-Bills) – a promise to pay the debt to the Federal Reserve Bank.

      There is a fundamental difference between “paying” and discharging” a debt. To pay a debt, you must pay with value or substance (i.e. gold, silver, barter or a commodity). With FRN’s, you can only discharge a debt. You cannot pay a debt with a debt currency system. You cannot service a debt with a currency that has no backing in value or substance. No contract in common law is valid unless it involves an exchange of “good and valuable consideration.” Unpayable debt transfers power and control to the sovereign power structure that has no interest in money, law, equity or justice because they have so much wealth already.

      Their lust is for power and control. Since the inception of central banking, they have controlled the fates of nations.

      The Federal Reserve System, is based on the Canon law and the principles of sovereignty protected in the Constitution of the Bill of Rights. In fact, the international bankers used a “Canon Law Trust” as their model, adding stock and naming it a “Joint Stock Trust”. The U.S. Congress had passed a law making it illegal for any legal “person” to duplicate a “Joint Stock Trust” in 1873. The federal Reserve Act was legislated post-facto (1870), although post-facto laws are strictly forbidden by the Constitution. (1:9:3)

      The Federal Reserve System is a sovereign power structure separate and distinct from the federal United States government. The Federal Reserve is a maritime lender, and /or maritime insurance underwriter to the federal United States operating exclusively under admiralty/maritime law. The lender underwriter bears the risk, and the Maritime law compelling specific performance in paying the interest, or premiums are the same.

      Assets of the debtor can also be hypothecated (to pledge something as a security without taking possession of it) as security by the lender or underwriter. The Federal Reserve Act stipulated that the interest on the debt was to be paid in gold. There was no stipulation in the Federal Reserve Act for ever paying the principal.

      Prior to 1913, most Americans owned clear, allodial title to property, free and clear of any liens or mortgages until Federal Reserve Act (1913).

      “”Hypothecated” all property within the federal United States to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, – in which the Trustees (stockholders) held legal title, the U.S. citizen (tenant, franchisee) was registered as a “beneficiary” of the trust via his/her birth certificate. In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and future properties, assets and labor of their “subjects,” to the Federal Reserve System.



      We need to think hard about the real US Agenda, it is not to help us, it’s to help themselves get out of the hole they dug for themselves. We are a very rich Nation- they need us, we do not need them! Overnight once we identify who are the independence people who are already in place

      In return, the Federal Reserve System agreed to extend the federal United States “corporation” all the credit “money substitute” it needed. Like any other debtor, the federal United States government had to assign collateral and security to their creditors as condition of the loan. Since the federal United States didn’t have any assets, they assigned the private property of their “economic slaves,” the U.S. citizens, as collateral against the unpayable federal debt, they also pledged the unicorporated federal territories, national parks forest, birth certificates, and nonprofit organizations, as collateral against the federal debt. All has already been transferred as payment to the international bankers.

      Unwittingly, America has returned to its pre-American Revolution, Feudal roots whereby all land is held by a sovereign and the common people had no rights to hold allodial title to property. Once again, We the People are the tenants and sharecroppers renting our own property from a Sovereign in the guise of the Federal Reserve
      Bank. We the People have exchanged one master for another.

      This has been going on for over eighty years without the “informed” knowledge; Of the American people, without a voice protesting loud enough. Now it’s easy to grasp why America is fundamentally bankrupt.

      Why don’t more people own their properties outright?

      Why are 90% of Americans mortgaged to the hilt and have little or no asets after all debts and liabilities have been paid? Why does it feel like you are working harder and harder and getting less and less?

      We are reaping what has been sown, and the result of our harvest is a painful bankruptcy, and foreclosure on American property, precious liberties, and a way of life.
      Few of our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. have dared to tell the truth. The federal United States is bankrupt. Our children will inherit this unpayable debt, and the tyranny to enforce paying it.

      [This scenario appears to be voluntary to be a slave and make our children slaves to this debt scenario? Shouldn’t we be doing everything to get as far away from this nightmare as quickly as possible? This is not our mess, it’s there’s!

      The U.S. Corporation is trying to cover their debts with our assets since they pledged them illegally. International Law, Vienna Convention Article 34 gives us the protections that keeps us un-obligated to this contractual agreement between the bankers and the U.S., take this protection, all our people & assets, then run as far away as you can from this mess! Run Forest Run!!!!]

      America has become completely bankrupt in world leadership, financial credit and its reputation for courage, vision and human rights. This is an undeclared economic war. Bankruptcy, and Economic slavery of the most corrupt order! Wake up America!

      Take back your country.


      • Aloha Alani stuff, I understand what you are trying to say but it does not pertain to the Hawaiian Kingdom. An illegal occupation voids all contracts. If the U.S. has fraudulently collateralized Hawaiian nationals then they are liable for that debt.
        Pretty sure they can collateralize all the illegal aliens in the U.S. by granting them naturalization to make up for losing all the Hawaiian Nationals. LOL

    • You hit it right on the money. I couldn’t agree with you more. Hawaiians DO need to unite. So much has changed over the years from when the first settlers arrived here. Everything went down hill from that point on.

  3. Ya good luck with that, just spoke to the former head of Technology from NASA, Dr Bobby Braun, he was very intrigued when I informed him that Hawaii was the only State aquired illegaly without a treaty of annexation and through a completely illegal ( by US constitutional Law) Congressional Resolution, ( Newland ),it was invalid also under international law, now he is so curious that I might not be full of shit hes going to burn up Google and Wikkipedia on the overthrow of the “Hawaiian Kingdom 1893” I just schooled a rocket scientist, ONIPA’A

  4. Mahalo all for the education we receive from the Hawaiian Kingdom Blog. I also appreciate na mana`o. I say YES also to stand together to make us stronger in truth of our illegal occupation. Our kupuna stood to oppose the Annexation with the Ku`e Petitions. We must stand firm in rejecting the “plans” DOI has to control us. We must stand together against the tricks of the kepalo. The time has come. Eo



  6. When I mention our rights as a native hawaiian the staff of Queens Hospital act dumbfounded and are unwilling to acknowledge the existence of this Hawaiian Law. If you yourself as a native hawaiian do not know your rights in being provided medical treatment at the Queens Hospital at NO CHARGE. The Quens Hospital will harass you for payment. You need to show proof of your Native Hawaiian ethnicity on your birth certificate AND proof of this Hawaiian laws exisrence.

    Sad to say if you order a copy of your birth certificate your proof of Hawaiian ethnicity may have been removed.

    • Don’t let them place the burden on you. Flip it back on them and have them look at their obligation under their own Charter. Let’s see them not acknowledge their own Charter.

  7. I am of Hawaiian decent 62% and called the billing department and they said they did not have any program that would do that. Where do I go from here to pursue

  8. So I was just at queens & they claimed the bill was done with in 1930s. I have a 35,000 bill for queens back in 2016 & it is now in collections it was a no fault car accident & they are saying I need to pay out of pocket I am 27% Hawaiian & tried to explain this but they have no idea what im talking about. I need help to get this taken cared of.

  9. Where can you get a print out of this particular document that states us kanaka recieve treatment at no cost with Queens I literally just got off the phone with BILLING and they said it’s a RUMOR and holds no water.


    • Read the above article. Click on the highlighted link “corporation” the verbiage is in the hospitals own charter. It is further referenced within the HK’s legislative records as the legislature appropriated gov’t monies to fund the hospital. If you click on the “Advertiser’s Newspaper” article you will see it speaking of how the Republic passed legislation to stop this practice.

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