Stories tagged: health care
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
The Trump administration is taking a pragmatic new track on health care with officials promising consumer-friendly changes and savings in areas from computerized medical records to prescription drugs.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.
Tue., March 6, 2018
More Pacific Islanders, including those from the Marshall Islands, would have access to healthcare under a bill that received final approval in the Senate.
Thu., March 1, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market where it operates to their next medical appointment.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
An effort to insert an amendment in Oregon’s Constitution making health care a right died amid concerns by lawmakers that it would expose the state to lawsuits.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
We talked to primary care and public health doctors in Spokane and looked at recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Choosing Wisely and other consumer-focused health care sites …
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
People with disabilities benefited significantly from the Affordable Care Act through both expanded access to Medicaid and being able to purchase private insurance, a Washington State University study found.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
Oregon’s Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
U.S. stocks rose for the third day in a row Tuesday, led by banks, retailers and technology companies. The rebound over the last few days follows a harrowing drop of …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Senate votes to extend health care benefits to Marshall Island natives living in Washington.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
More than 600,000 Washingtonians received a medical procedure or test that was unnecessary over a one-year period, costing the health care system an estimated $282 million, according to a new …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
The company that owns department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor is tapping the world of health care for its next CEO.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
British officials reacted angrily Monday to President Donald Trump’s stark criticism of the U.K. health care system, which he said was breaking down.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
President Donald Trump will deliver the first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Many of his expected topics will have wide implications for the region’s roads, immigrants, patients …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
For months, as Congress held off on reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mead fretted about how she’d manage if she had to buy private insurance through her nonprofit employer. …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
WSU’s new “Drive to 25” campaign to become a research powerhouse includes its health sciences campus in Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
Pioneer Human Services has expanded drug treatment services at its office in central Spokane, where it’s now treating people under federal probation supervision.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington and Idaho are in the midst of what’s likely to be the worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Methamphetamine use is on the rise among Washingtonians using needle exchange programs, a statewide survey released Thursday says.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ claim that the House reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program is fit for a fact in Wonderland.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
President Donald Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch.