Stories tagged: Affordable Care Act
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Providence, other Spokane health leaders call Senate health care bill ‘devastating’
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
Stealthy Senate undermines own health care bill
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.
Despite secrecy, McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
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
Stark: AHCA is a good start to reforming care
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.
Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson speaks out on health care bill
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.
Republican who revived health bill faces onslaught of anger
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
Jonathan Bernstein: House shifts health care attention to Senate
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
AHCA ‘victory’ was nothing to celebrate
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.
Sun., May 7, 2017
LeClaire: Republicans quietly destabilized health insurance market
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.
Sat., May 6, 2017
Shawn Reed: Don’t roll back progress on health care
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.
Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador
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.
GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits
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.
Health care bill narrowly prevails in House, faces an uncertain fate in Senate
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
Stop the politics, work on health care
Trying to debate the ever-shifting plan is a fool’s errand, because the sole goal appears to be political survival.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal
President Donald Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers
The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won’t guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. The industry is …
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.