Stories tagged: health care
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:20 p.m.
Democrats won back governor’s offices and legislative chambers in numerous states last year, thanks in large part to their promises to expand health coverage and make it more affordable.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, is proposing a public health insurance option for state residents as a step toward universal health coverage.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Hospitals across the country rang in the New Year with a federal mandate to reveal their once-secret master price lists, although it’s unclear whether the new requirement will assist many …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, reflecting steady enrollment even as supporters of the law appeal a court …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 12:01 a.m.
In my role as a medical doctor, I’ve seen the power of medicine to transform lives. And as a physician executive, I’ve had to pay close attention to the bottom …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was “invalid,” President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as the White …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
The offices of Better Health Together, at 1206 N. Lincoln St. near the Spokane Arena, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the last day of open …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Idaho’s state Board of Correction voted to extend its $46 million-plus-a-year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Government numbers show health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reached across the aisle this week to partner with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on legislation designed to assist low-income families with medical costs.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
Idaho is one of four Republican-leaning states where voter initiatives to expand Medicaid are on the Nov. 6 ballot.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 4:45 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown spar on taxes, economy and health care in second Congressional debate
The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
I believe our state must defend and improve the consumer protections of the Affordble Care Act, not destroy them.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler is offering free health care for most of its employees and their families – about 22,000 people – through a clinic the carmaker opened this summer. The company …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
My goal is to make sure everyone has access to quality and affordable health care. At the baseline of this debate, I believe we must protect people with pre-existing conditions …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Lisa Brown, D, is a former WSU Spokane chancellor and former Washington state Senate majority leader.
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.