Stories tagged: health care
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010, 6:46 P.M.
Idaho, Wash. AGs sue over health care overhaul
As Idaho joined a national lawsuit against the new health care reform law, Washington’s attorney general was both blasted and praised for jumping into the litigation Monday.
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010, 11:07 A.M.
Q & A: Health care overhaul
Some questions and answers on the health care bill.
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010, 9:21 A.M.
Obama signs $938 billion health overhaul
A beaming President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a historic $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and will touch nearly every citizen’s life, …
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 1:28 P.M.
Gregoire denounces AG’s plan to sue over health care
OLYMPIA — Washington’s Republican attorney general will join other states in a lawsuit against the federal health care reform plan, a move its Democratic governor denounced as “not representing the …
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 11:49 A.M.
Texas Republican says he shouted ‘baby killer’
Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer acknowledged Monday that he is the lawmaker who shouted out “baby killer” during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat whose vote …
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 11:26 A.M.
Washington insurance commissioner lauds health bill
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler reacted Monday to the House’s passage of health care overhaul legislation Sunday night.
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 10:20 A.M.
Obama to sign health bill, take it on the road
President Barack Obama is poised to sign the landmark health care bill ushering in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the nation’s history — and then he’ll hit …
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 7 A.M.
Health care overhaul bill at a glance
Congress approved a major overhaul of the nation’s health care system for President Barack Obama’s signature. Here are some of the features of the legislation.
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
House passes much-contested health care bill
WASHINGTON – Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democrat-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down …
SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010, 10 P.M.
Historic health reform measure clears Congress
Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance …
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010, 9:31 A.M.
Health care plan cuts deficit, CBO concludes
WASHINGTON — Democratic health care efforts got an important boost Thursday as the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that the $940 billion health care package could reduce federal deficits $130 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
Idaho first state to enact health reform challenge
BOISE – Idaho took the lead in a growing, nationwide fight against health care overhaul Wednesday when its governor became the first to sign a measure requiring the state attorney …
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
Health bill gains traction
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders saw momentum gather behind their sweeping health care legislation Wednesday, as they picked up commitments of support in the House from Democratic …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010, 2:37 P.M.
Idaho first to sign law against health care reform
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday became the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring the attorney general to sue Congress if it passes health reforms that force …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
GOP attacks health reform maneuvers
WASHINGTON – As momentum behind health care legislation seemed to gather in the House Tuesday, Republicans mounted a last-ditch effort to undercut the Democrats’ newest gambit for bringing it to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
Obama adds fraud fight to reform sell
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’ll bring in high-tech bounty hunters to help root out health care fraud, grabbing a populist idea with bipartisan backing in his final …
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
Reform ‘within our grasp,’ Obama says
GLENSIDE, Pa. – President Barack Obama made a spirited, shirt-sleeved appeal for passage of long-stalled health care changes Monday as Democratic congressional leaders worked behind the scenes on legislation they …
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010
Impasse persists on health care reform
WASHINGTON – With Republicans apparently unmoved by a daylong face-off on live TV, President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress now face the test of whether they can overhaul the …
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010, 8:48 A.M.
Health summit: Heated talk, little agreement
With tempers flaring, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans clashed in an extraordinary live-on-TV summit Thursday over the right prescription for the nation’s broken health care system, talking of agreement …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010
Renewed push on health reform
WASHINGTON – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s planned health care summit, Democratic lawmakers are increasingly confident that they can resurrect their sweeping overhaul legislation after weeks of uncertainty …
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010
Obama offers up health reform
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday launched a last-ditch effort to revive health care legislation that’s unlikely to gain Republican support but may restore Democratic momentum for the bill …
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010, 1:01 P.M.
Obama puts forward last-ditch health care plan
Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2010
Medicare add-ons costlier
WASHINGTON – Millions of seniors who signed up for popular private health plans through Medicare are facing sharp premium increases this year – another sign that spiraling costs are a …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2010
Health reform block passes
BOISE – In a pre-emptive strike against possible federal health care reform, the Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would ban enforcement of federal requirements to buy …
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2010
Obama invites GOP to health talk
WASHINGTON – In the first major step to revive his health care agenda after his party’s loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, President Barack Obama on Sunday invited Republican and …
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010
Health care grows costlier
WASHINGTON – In a stark reminder of growing costs, the government estimated today that health care consumed a record 17.3 percent of all spending in the U.S. economy last year …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2010
Medical officials decry plans to cut Basic Health
Health care executives say looming state budget cuts threaten to push thousands more people into the ranks of the uninsured and further strain the region’s clinics and hospitals. The worries …
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2010
Gregoire counting on federal cash
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire said she’s confident the federal government will come up with $435 million for Medicaid reimbursements over the next 18 months, easing somewhat the cuts the …
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010
Pelosi floats new stratagem on health care reform
WASHINGTON – Laying out a possible path to passing health legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the House should pass the Senate’s health bill while using a separate …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010, 7:37 P.M.
Republicans say nation can’t afford Dem policies
The nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday in the Republican response to the State of the …