Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers is busy taking down protections for consumers on pizza and privacy
The harshest critics of our congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, deride her as a do-nothing who has risen to leadership in a do-nothing legislative body – one that so far can’t …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Michael J. Fox speaks out against cutting health care
Michael J. Fox is speaking out on efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicare.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco
The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades
As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Too early to say what’s next on health care
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is taking a wait-and-see attitude to any possible changes in the nation’s health care laws after the decision by House leadership to cancel a vote on …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
White House said to plan to blame Ryan if health bill fails
In public, President Donald Trump is standing by House Speaker Paul Ryan over the Obamacare replacement bill.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington lawmakers say they can’t plan yet for health care changes as GOP hopes to repeal Obamacare stall in Congress
Changes to the Affordable Care Act could be costly to Washington, but lawmakers say there are too many variables to make firm plans yet.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Obama defends Affordable Care Act as Republicans look to take first step in repeal
Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends health care changes in telephone ‘town hall’
Changes to health care have to come in phases, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tells callers.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Idaho Senate kills $10 million plan to pay for care for those who can’t afford insurance
A proposal to spend $10 million next year to provide health care to 15,000 of the most chronically ill members of Idaho’s health coverage gap population failed in the Idaho …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Hundreds attend pro-Obamacare vigil in Spokane park
Several hundred people gathered Saturday evening for a vigil held in Cowley Park to protest Congressional Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
Sat., March 18, 2017
Froma Harrop: Blue states can afford subsidies
The House bill would vaporize the taxes that pay for Obamacare. Half the value of these tax cuts would go to million-dollar-plus incomes.
Sat., March 18, 2017
Krauthammer: GOP grapples with health care dilemma
The idea that you can eradicate Obamacare root and branch is fanciful. For all its catastrophic flaws, Obamacare changed expectations.
Fri., March 17, 2017
AHCA is ill-considered; start over
This bill introduces unnecessary disarray, not only in the individual insurance market, but with Medicaid and Medicare.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
GOP’s health reform plan threatens Medicare
Little noticed in the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare is a tax cut that would benefit the wealthy and undercut Medicare, the federal program that insures 55 million older Americans …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Inslee slams ‘Trumpcare,’ but Washington Senate health care leader says wait for final plan
Washington’s governor and insurance commissioner say “Trumpcare” care will knock many state residents off health, but the state Senate Health Care Committee chairwoman said it’s too soon to say what …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:56 p.m.
White House tries to salvage GOP health care proposal as criticism mounts
The White House launched an intensive effort Tuesday to salvage support for the Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as a growing number of lawmakers weighed in …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: CBO report ‘not whole story’
The Congressional Budget Office report that suggests 14 million people could lose health insurance under the House GOP plan “doesn’t tell the whole story,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
CHAS fears new GOP plan would unravel years of Spokane health progress
CHAS Health saw its patient load grow by 50 percent as low-income Spokane residents gained health insurance under Obamacare. The proposed GOP replacement would require CHAS to cut back services, …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
The GOP’s dramatic change in strategy to pass its health-care law
To get the Affordable Care Act passed, Democrats used a big-tent approach, convening health-care groups that did not normally talk to each other while cutting deals and strong-arming key industry …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
This Obamacare rule keeps you out of the hospital. Will it survive?
The Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act removes the individual insurance mandate at the heart of Obamacare and phases out the Medicaid expansion that accounts for millions of the …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Inslee: ‘Trumpcare’ could push 600,000 off health insurance in Washington
The House Republicans’ proposed changes to the nation’s health care system could knock 600,000 Washington residents off their current medical insurance, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Big differences between GOP health care bill, Obama-era law
At first glance, the health care bill from House Republicans appears to have similarities to the Obama-era law, such as tax credits, protections for people with health problems, and the …
Thu., March 9, 2017
Health care bill’s harm is far-reaching
After 2,500 days, the American Health Care Act is born. Congressional Republicans’ much-anticipated health care bill may have a similar name to the Affordable Care Act it’s intended to replace, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Industry players sharply criticize GOP health plan
Major associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers and seniors all leveled sharp attacks against the House GOP’s plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, as some Republicans publicly questioned whether …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate GOP health bill
House Republican leaders are forging ahead with a health care plan that scraps major parts of the Obama-era overhaul.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Take time to evaluate health care plan
What’s the rush? Health care policy is complicated. Even some Republicans are wondering why the bill can’t be “scored” by CBO, before they consider it.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Washington insurance commissioner calls GOP plan to replace Obamacare ‘a step backward for millions’
Healthcare providers, state regulators and insurance companies were busy Tuesday analyzing the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
House GOP health bill gives big tax cut to the rich
The House Republicans’ health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich. The bill would cut more than 20 taxes enacted under President Barack Obama’s heath law.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Obamacare 101: What’s in the House Republicans’ replacement plan?
House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is pretty complex. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that …