Stories tagged: health care reform
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Idaho’s latest plan to address part of health coverage gap clears first legislative hurdle
Legislation to allow Idaho’s state government to seek two federal waivers aimed at covering roughly half of the Idahoans who now fall into a health coverage gap and also cutting …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Coeur d’Alene meetings to draw input on Idaho health reform proposal
Idaho’s latest plan to address the state’s health coverage gap will be addressed in two public sessions in Coeur d’Alene, including an informational session on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho breathing easier now on fire bills
Although the fire season seemed downright awful, with heavy smoke choking much of the state, Idaho is coming out of it without any pressing bills.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Providence executive criticizes Graham-Cassidy bill as ‘same dangerous policy’
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Washington senators: Don’t jam through new Trumpcare plan
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Idaho officials pitch new plan to address Medicaid gap
Idaho officials said Thursday they have found a creative solution to provide health care to poor residents who do not have medical coverage while simultaneously limiting the state’s ongoing health …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Risch: Health care changes must be bipartisan
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch declared today that health care reform can’t succeed with just one party backing it, saying it must be bipartisan.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes
Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.
Thu., July 20, 2017
Outside view: Obamacare needs repair, not repeal
Trump is apparently indifferent to the pain that sabotaging the individual health insurance market would cause millions of Americans. Congress must therefore act responsibly.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill
Washington Democrats say the Senate should seek bipartisan health care fixes now that the Republican bill is apparently dead.
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: 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 …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:30 a.m.
Eye on Boise: It’s already Ad-Watch time in 2018 Idaho governor race
It’s pretty much unheard-of for statewide TV ads in an Idaho governor’s race to begin airing more than a year before the primary election, but that’s what’s happening.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Is this Jimmy Kimmel’s defining moment?
Of all the late-night comedians – including ones who consistently make Trump the target of brutally biting jokes – it’s Jimmy Kimmel who thus far has had the most influence …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador: Sick people should pay more for health insurance
Health care was the biggest topic at Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s heavily attended town hall meetings in Southern Idaho and figures to be high on citizens’ minds again as …
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: Wed., March 29, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
John Webster: Death rates among uneducated whites on the rise due to ‘despair’
As Republicans tried to repeal coverage for mental health and substance abuse, a Princeton research paper exposed a worsening death rate from suicide and drugs among white, poorly educated Americans.
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: 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 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Idaho Senate debates, rejects Medicaid expansion
The Idaho Senate debated and rejected Medicaid expansion on Thursday, as Senate Democrats pushed the plan in an amendment.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Idaho Senate panel approves $10 million health gap bill
A $10 million program designed to provide some health care services to a small portion of those who fall into Idaho’s health coverage gap cleared a Senate committee on Thursday …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
GOP pushes health bill through panels in marathon sessions
WASHINGTON – Determined House Republicans won early victories Thursday on divisive legislation to undo former President Barack Obama’s health care law, winning approval in key committees after marathon all-night sessions …
Thu., March 9, 2017
Dana Milbank: GOP under siege for health-care plan
Democrats panned it because it’s a cheap knockoff of Obamacare. Many Republicans panned it for the same reason.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers introduce $10 million health-gap bill
An Idaho House committee voted unanimously Monday to introduce legislation to launch a new state Health Care Assistance Program, which would tap the state’s Millennium Fund for $10 million next …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Idaho legislative panel calls for closing health coverage gap, but no agreement on how
A legislative working group that held months of meetings and hearings voted unanimously on Tuesday to call for the 2017 Idaho Legislature to take action to address the state’s health …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Legislative leaders say Idaho’s work to close health coverage gap isn’t ending
The work of examining alternatives to close Idaho’s health coverage gap isn’t over.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers optimistic about closing coverage gap
Idaho lawmakers on a special committee examining options for addressing the state’s health coverage gap met most of the day Monday without reaching any consensus, but the panel’s co-chairs say …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Some Idaho lawmakers remain unconvinced about Medicaid expansion
Even after months of hearings, overwhelmingly positive public comments and stacks of statistics showing Idaho would save millions, some state lawmakers remain reluctant to accept federal Medicaid expansion funds to …
Fri., June 17, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Idaho health coverage gap can be closed, lawmakers believe
Idaho’s top House and Senate leaders expressed optimism Friday that a new legislative panel can help state lawmakers resolve their differences and find a way to cover the 78,000 Idahoans …
Mon., March 28, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Otter: No special session on health care, will work with lawmakers for next year
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Monday that he was “a little disappointed” state lawmakers took no action to close the state’s health coverage gap, but said he won’t call a …