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Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ record shows she didn’t vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions

Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record shows clearly where she has stood on protecting those who have pre-existing conditions. But it doesn’t seem to be the record she thinks she has.


Where they stand: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown on health care, Medicare and Medicaid

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients …


Health care bills imperil regional economy

Congress should work on improving the ACA, not returning the country to a time when millions more Americans lacked health care coverage.


Goodman: Medicare For All is the health-care answer

“Medicare for All” would maintain the current system of private and nonprofit hospitals, doctor offices and all the other familiar aspects of the U.S. health system.


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 …


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: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill

The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Elegance wasn’t really the issue, Congressman Labrador

Rep. Raul Labrador and the others who are trying to do things that will worsen health care for vulnerable people will say anything to pretend they are not, Shawn Vestal …


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.


Parker: For Trump, winning is everything

In Trump’s case, it was always about winning the office, beating the others and never about governance.


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.


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.


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

The American Health Care Act 101: A primer on what the bill passed by the House would do if enacted into law

The House of Representatives passed a revamped bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support

President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects …


AHCA is ill-considered; start over

This bill introduces unnecessary disarray, not only in the individual insurance market, but with Medicaid and Medicare.


GOP’s health reform plan threatens Medicare

Little noticed in the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare is a tax cut that would benefit the wealthy and undercut Medicare, the federal program that insures 55 million older Americans …


Avik Roy: Hard-liners incoherent on AHCA

The AHCA isn’t flawed because it offers financial assistance to the uninsured. It’s flawed because it doesn’t provide enough assistance to them, making premiums unaffordable for many poor people.


Health care bill’s harm is far-reaching

After 2,500 days, the American Health Care Act is born. Congressional Republicans’ much-anticipated health care bill may have a similar name to the Affordable Care Act it’s intended to replace, …