Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
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.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Federal funds for teaching health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program need to be approved this week, and premiums for the Affordable Care Act also need to be finalized.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Providence Health Care’s chief executive used blunt language to describe the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal on Friday. “It’s a bad bill,” said Elaine Couture.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
In Washington state, more than 650,000 people could lose Medicaid coverage over the next decade, according to two studies that looked at the Cassidy-Graham plan. The state would also stand …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Between Washington and Idaho, more than 850,000 people could lose health care coverage in 10 years under the latest Senate proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, a research group estimates.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Five governors – critics and backers of the Affordable Care Act – called on Congress Thursday to bolster the insurance exchanges created under the law, challenging President Donald Trump’s argument …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
We need some flexibility so we can give shoppers the calorie information they want without breaking the bank.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
The reality is that the ACA will remain the law for the forseeable future, so the responsible course is for Congress to stabilize the individual insurance market.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump’s administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which …
Sun., July 30, 2017
Remarkably, the simple truth that health care coverage is vitally important to the American people never seemed to enter into the equation. It appeared as if the stakes were merely …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.
Tue., July 25, 2017
What we want as individuals (unlimited care) may not be good for the larger society (overspending on health care).
Wed., June 28, 2017
Congress should work on improving the ACA, not returning the country to a time when millions more Americans lacked health care coverage.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Hospital and community care providers said the steep cuts to Medicaid would worsen care for their patients, lead to fewer jobs in health care and hurt their bottom lines.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Here’s what the Senate Republicans’ health care bill does on pre-existing conditions, insurance subsidies and more
Senate Republicans on Thursday released their health care bill, which would cut federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the rich that paid for some health insurance subsidies and require people …
Wed., June 21, 2017
The public should see the entire bill, seeing how it will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and affect one-sixth of the economy.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll need to …
Sat., May 20, 2017
The American Health Care Act will lower costs for everyone while caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
While vigorously defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson told the Idaho Healthcare Summit today that he wouldn’t have voted for it if that was what …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at …
Mon., May 8, 2017
I think the Republicans’ best strategy is to just pretend that they’ve killed off Obamacare for good, and then go on administering it.
Sun., May 7, 2017
The least appreciated attack came in 2014 when Republicans undermined the temporary “risk corridor” established to offset possible imbalances in the types of customers insurance companies would get.
Sun., May 7, 2017
The first Congressional Budget Office score should’ve been the end of it. Instead, Republicans recovered their own fumble, quick-kicked and called it a victory.
Sat., May 6, 2017
The AHCA would mean we roll back the clock to patients relying on the ER – the one place they cannot be turned away – when the management of a …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Thursday to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the first step toward delivering on a yearslong campaign promise despite mounting concerns from health care groups …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Trying to debate the ever-shifting plan is a fool’s errand, because the sole goal appears to be political survival.