Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
Tue., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sun., 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, …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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, …
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, midnight
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 …
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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. …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Leading cancer group calls on GOP to slow Obamacare repeal push
One of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations Thursday urged congressional Republicans not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without first offering a replacement, joining the growing list of voices …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Keeping people insured top concern of Spokane health care execs if Trump repeals Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act has helped more than 750,000 Washington residents get health insurance coverage, and that’s a gain health care providers hope to see continued in the Trump Administration.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Hospital industry warns of ‘crisis’ if health law is repealed
The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:32 p.m.
In 2015, health care tab grew at fastest rate in 8 years
The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Interest spikes in long-acting birth control following presidential election, threat to Obamacare
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, which operates a dozen clinics in Eastern Washington, saw a 76 percent increase in appointments seeking a long-acting reversible contraceptive method in …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, midnight
Republicans can no longer get by with “repeal and replace” mantra on Obamacare
Republicans have not explained how they will pay for pre-existing health problems as they push toward repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, midnight
Consumer Confidential: Trump embraces cool parts of Obamacare – not the part that makes it work
When it comes to health care, President-elect Donald Trump made it clear that he’s all in favor of dessert but doesn’t want any Brussels sprouts.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Top Senate Democrat serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama’s major legislative achievements.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Washington, Idaho enrollments up from Obamacare
Enrollment for health care plans through state exchanges is up in Washington and Idaho.