Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 10:42 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Obamacare “saved the farm,” and Spokane man wonders: What now?
John Hancock is keeping a close eye on the Obamacare clock. Hancock has 14 months until he reaches age 65 and qualifies for Medicare. A self-employed consultant who relies on …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 5 A.M.
Former hospital association CEO Rich Umbdenstock: ‘You can’t lay all of the problems on Obamacare’
As a Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump Administration start discussing plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the former chief executive of the American Hospital Association has some advice to …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:02 P.M.
HHS nominee Price sees ‘access’ to coverage as health reform goal
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services and one of Congress’s most vehement critics of the Affordable Care Act, told …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 11:22 P.M.
Feds OK continuing changes to Oregon Health Plan
The federal government has approved Oregon’s request to continue innovating the Oregon Health Plan for the next five years, but it’s not giving any extra money to further advance the …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 1:06 P.M.
In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget
Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:49 A.M.
Digital ad campaign for GOP health care plan being launched
An outside group affiliated with House GOP leadership is ramping up its advertising campaign for a Republican alternative to the 2010 health care law, running $400,000 in digital ads across …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 11:25 P.M.
Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal ‘Obamacare’
The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017
Limbo puts health care in harm’s way
If congressional Republicans are determined to proceed, they need to announce a definitive strategy soon. If they don’t have a better way, they need to say so, and then find …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 9:50 P.M.
Trump pushes GOP leaders for fast action on health care
President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and follow up with a replacement. Speaker Paul Ryan, after talking with …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8:54 A.M.
Push for swift Obamacare repeal splits GOP ahead of key vote
House Republican leaders said Tuesday they would push ahead with their swift repeal of Obamacare, even as a breakaway group of five moderate Senate Republicans is trying to delay a …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 7:17 P.M.
GOP hesitancy grows on health law repeal without substitute
Growing numbers of Republicans showed discomfort Monday over obliterating President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without having a replacement to show voters. Hoping to capitalize on the jitters, Democrats staged …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 6:06 A.M.
Uncertainty over the fate of health care reform has legislators playing a waiting game
While they work through debates over budgets, taxes and policies this year in their respective state Capitols, officials in Olympia and Boise will have to keep one eye on Washington, …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 10:14 A.M.
Obamacare poll: Only 1 in 5 Americans supports GOP ‘repeal and delay’ strategy
The Republican plan to immediately do away with the Affordable Care Act and come up with a replacement later is out of sync with what most Americans want, according to …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 4:14 P.M.
Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 1:29 P.M.
Paul Ryan: Obamacare replacement will begin this year
Lawmakers will act this year on bills not simply repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law but replacing it as well, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 5 A.M.
Loss of Obamacare could affect 750,000 Washington residents
Washington has about 750,000 residents who get health insurance because of Obamacare. How Congress repeals or revises the system would affect them, the health care system and the state’s economy.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 5:53 P.M.
Analysis: With Obamacare, GOP faces the ‘Pottery Barn rule’: You break it, you own it
Democrats have an emerging strategy to defend the Affordable Care Act from Republican assault, daring their opponents to defy the “Pottery Barn rule”: They’re about to break the health-care system, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 8:46 A.M.
Pence, Obama in dueling meetings at Capitol on health care
Hardening battle lines for the brawl to come, President Barack Obama urged congressional Democrats to “look out for the American people” in defending his legacy health care overhaul, while Vice …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
GOP plans swift Obamacare repeal with no replacement in place
The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will be a vote in Congress to begin tearing down Obamacare.
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016
Froma Harrop: Blue states can handle Obamacare repeal
Should Obamacare go down, states could replace it with a Romneycare-like plan or something more along the lines of single-payer. And the blue states would have more money to do …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:23 P.M.
Inslee to McMorris Rodgers: Don’t repeal Obamacare
Gov Jay Inslee asks Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to back away from plans to repeal Obamacare.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6 A.M.
Want health coverage on New Year’s Day? Sign up before Christmas Eve.
Washington residents who want to sign up for medical or dental insurance through the state’s health benefit exchange have until one minute before midnight Friday for coverage that starts Jan. …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 2:51 P.M.
‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far
“Obamacare” seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year’s pace.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 10:35 A.M.
Inslee among Democratic governors warning Congress on Obamacare repeal
Democratic governors Wednesday warned top Republicans in Congress that repealing the Obama health care law would stick states with billions of dollars in costs for providing medical care to residents …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
Deadline Friday for Jan. 1 health insurance coverage
Washington residents have until late Friday to sign up for a health or dental plan through the state’s health exchange if they want coverage to begin Jan. 1.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab
WASHINGTON – Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
GOP’s timetable for getting repeal to Trump may be ambitious
Republicans in Congress are so eager to repeal the federal health law that some have vowed to get a bill to President-elect Donald Trump’s desk on the day he takes …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
Health insurers get 1.6 percent of $6 billion they’re owed for costly ACA customers
Hundreds of insurers selling health plans in Affordable Care Act marketplaces are being paid less than 2 percent of nearly $6 billion the government owes them for covering customers last …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Trump, GOP speed toward Obamacare repeal, but few are eager to follow
WASHINGTON – As they race to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are leaving behind nearly everyone but their base voters and …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Without Obamacare, 52 million Americans could be denied insurance
One in four non-elderly adults has a medical condition, ranging from diabetes to pregnancy to severe obesity to arthritis, that would make them uninsurable under the health coverage rules that …