Stories tagged: health care
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said the role of the federal government is to increase choice and competitiveness in the U.S. health care market, while Democrat Lisa Brown urged a push …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
The costs of public health care plans will rise nearly 14 percent next year as a result of rate changes approved by state regulators.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
A Medicare for All system combined with a tithing would align patients, insurers and providers toward providing good care while being more cost-conscious. It would motivate all of us to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
The new secretary of Veterans Affairs pledged to the American Legion on Wednesday that he won’t privatize his agency’s health care services even as it increases options for veterans to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
The East Mission Dental Clinic is an extension of the existing CHAS Health urgent-care facility at 1502 N. Vercler Road, which opened three years ago.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
It’s clear we’ll be hearing a lot about health care in the weeks to come. It’s also clear that the talk about health care – the framing, the spinning, the …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
America’s health-care debate is entering a new phase. Liberals, inspired by self-described socialists such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently won the Democratic primary in New …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season vote on blocking a Trump administration rule allowing insurers to sell short-term plans that are cheaper but skimpier than allowed under the Obama health …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8 a.m.
The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Chronic pain patients caught in the complexities and controversies as opioid epidemic draws tighter scrutiny of prescription policies.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
If you’re still waiting for your prescription refill authorization or a call back for a physician referral, it might have stalled on my mother’s kitchen table.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Spokane Internal Medicine will be joining MultiCare Rockwood Clinic in November.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely succeeded in protecting consumers from higher costs, California and 17 other states said.
Sat., June 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Britain’s National Health Service has proposed cutting back on operations including breast reductions and anti-snoring treatments as part of plans to save money and reduce “unnecessary or risky procedures.”
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: DOJ wrong not to defend pre-existing condition measures in Affordable Care Act
The congresswoman, who has maintained a tepid alliance with the Trump administration, on Wednesday spoke out against its plan not to defend portions of the health care law set up …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.
Fri., May 18, 2018
WSU research project focuses on whether 12-hour nursing shifts can hurt job performance and patient care.
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Isolation, family pressures and economic stress are now recognized as major mental health risk factors. And the rugged Rough Rider image Teddy Roosevelt established as the archetype of American manhood …
Tue., May 8, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
As the number of people without health insurance begins to climb again, it’s worth remembering a baseline question in health care: Who pays when the patient can’t?
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Apple is climbing Wednesday after it announced a huge stock repurchase and solid results in its latest quarter, but U.S. stocks are mostly lower as health care firms fall. Hepatitis …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care due to “gender identity.” Critics say it’s another attempt to undercut acceptance …
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Speaking Tuesday at a WSU event announcing the university’s own push to create a mobile health clinic, Carly Celebrezze said her work has shown how traveling medical clinics can help …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington is well-equipped to detect emerging diseases, deliver medical supplies and coordinate a health response to an emergency, according to a federal index of state emergency preparedness released last week.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane County is considering joining a nationwide lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers alleging the companies knowingly lied about the addictive potential of powerful painkillers.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 4 a.m.
Whether you describe the future of health care as repealing or improving the Affordable Care Act, there is no simple solution. But there is agreement on the need for change …
Sun., April 1, 2018
MultiCare will expand its line of “high-end” urgent care clinics to Spokane this fall, opening an Indigo Urgent Care location in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Idaho’s House has spiked a last chance effort to provide family planning services to low-income women as the Republican-dominant Statehouse prepares to adjourn.