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Stuart Ho

The iconic isle businessman and community activist is sounding the alarm about Hawaii's looming personal and financial crisis involving long-term care for seniors

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2011

~~<p>Stuart Ho wants you to know that Hawaii is likely in for a rough ride: A wave of seniors who will increasingly need long-term care is about to crash on its shores, and a commission legislatively created in 2008 that he chairs believes we are not prepared to handle its consequences.</p>
<p>Ho, 76, is not a newcomer to the Hawaii business or political scene. After graduating from Punahou School here and Claremont McKenna College in California, serving in the U.S. Army, and earning a law degree from the University of Michigan, Ho worked as a deputy corporation counsel for the city, served in the state Legislature, and eventually succeeded his father, Chinn Ho, as chairman of the family business, Capital Investment of Hawaii. His father's accomplishments included converting the Ilikai into a hotel and condominium, developing the Makaha Inn &amp; Country Club, owning the Hawaii Islanders baseball team, owning the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and much more.</p>
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Stuart Ho wants you to know that Hawaii is likely in for a rough ride: A wave of seniors who will increasingly need long-term care is about to crash on its shores, and a commission legislatively created in 2008 that he chairs believes we are not prepared to handle its consequences.

Ho, 76, is not a newcomer to the Hawaii business or political scene. After graduating from Punahou School here and Claremont McKenna College in California, serving in the U.S. Army, and earning a law degree from the University of Michigan, Ho worked as a deputy corporation counsel for the city, served in the state Legislature, and eventually succeeded his father, Chinn Ho, as chairman of the family business, Capital Investment of Hawaii. His father's accomplishments included converting the Ilikai into a hotel and condominium, developing the Makaha Inn & Country Club, owning the Hawaii Islanders baseball team, owning the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and much more. Login for more...



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