Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:42 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell called on the U.S. Justice Department to resume defending portions of the Affordable Care Act in court, at a Tuesday event at Deaconess Hospital.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
GOP delegates on Friday called on the Idaho Republican Party to formally oppose a Medicaid expansion initiative expected to be on the November ballot.
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: DOJ wrong not to defend pre-existing condition measures in Affordable Care Act
The congresswoman, who has maintained a tepid alliance with the Trump administration, on Wednesday spoke out against its plan not to defend portions of the health care law set up …
Sat., June 9, 2018
Jon Healey: Got a preexisting condition? The Trump administration wants insurers to deny you coverage
In its latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act – and in the process, raise premiums for many Americans – the Trump administration is urging a federal judge in …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: ACA “navigator” took personal data to Spokane insurance company to target sales pitches
They signed up for health insurance on the state exchange. But about 3,200 Washingtonians, all of whom were nearing age 65, also got something they didn’t ask for. Their contact …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
Luke Mayville was a junior at Sandpoint High School when the 9/11 attacks happened in September of 2001, and his English teacher, Marianne Love, encouraged the quiet, high-performing student to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Backers of the Medicaid expansion initiative announced Monday that they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in Idaho.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 4 a.m.
Whether you describe the future of health care as repealing or improving the Affordable Care Act, there is no simple solution. But there is agreement on the need for change …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.
Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles
Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …
Tue., April 10, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Monday rewrote rules for health plans sold through Affordable Care Act marketplaces, tilting control over insurance standards from the federal government to states and …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
People with disabilities benefited significantly from the Affordable Care Act through both expanded access to Medicaid and being able to purchase private insurance, a Washington State University study found.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.
A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program’s subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:55 p.m.
About 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon in downtown Spokane to denounce Republican tax reform proposals moving through Congress. All In For Washington, Greater Spokane Progress and the Peace & Justice …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance are still rising, the government said Wednesday. But with just over a week to go in an enrollment season cut in …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Amid all the talk about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the ACA is still around – for now – and available for those who seek health insurance. But …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says that benefits far outweigh the risks in the House tax reform bill passed this week.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to take down “Obamacare,” more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Under the first few days of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, the numbers of participants has surged compared to the past, according to federal officials who asked for …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free “Obamacare” health coverage next year, according to a study Thursday that found the Trump administration’s efforts to undercut …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
Insurers need stability now, so they can set rates. The mandate to purchase is a key to keeping premiums in check.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over “Obamacare” undermine coverage gains that drove the nation’s …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
The kitchen and wait staff have just discovered their celebrity chef is barking mad and doesn’t know how to cook, but they can’t do anything about it because they’re having …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
The prospects for a bipartisan deal to reform some aspects of Obamacare may have come full circle since early September, from possible to impossible to possible again.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
The backlog in processing applications for expanded Medicaid coverage is costing the state millions, state audit report says.