Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
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.
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.