Stories tagged: health care
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
A handful of new University of Washington Medical School graduates will spend their residencies in Spokane, fulfilling the school’s goal of bringing more doctors to Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
Proposals to study universal health care and a new psychiatric hospital for the University of Washington in Seattle clear major hurdles in the Legislature.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Patients are showing up at emergency clinics with the expectation that their care will be covered by their health plan. But some of the ER doctors aren’t covered by the …
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
House passes proposal to set up affordable health insurance plans for individuals within 500 percent of the poverty level.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
The five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is based upon patient surveys as well as performance data reported to the federal government. It’s the first time …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
The Department of Health is proposing double-digit increases in licensing fees for the state’s physicians and a handful of other professions following an audit that showed some health care professions …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Widespread smartphone use, looser regulations and employer enthusiasm are helping to expand access to telemedicine, where patients interact with doctors and nurses from afar, often through a secure video connection.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
The new federal rule requires health care providers to post prices for their procedures in spreadsheet form, part of an effort the Trump administration says is intended to improve transparency …
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.