GET medical exemption sought: Group says move would make state ‘a more attractive place for doctors’

Provided by Community First Hawaii's Access to Care Survey The survey found 49% of health care providers considered moving to the mainland, 53% considered retiring or leaving medicine, and 52% considered reducing their hours.

Lisa Rantz

In an effort to make health care more affordable and alleviate the state’s physician shortage, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii launched a petition urging the Hawaii Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax, or GET.