Stories tagged: health care
Tue., July 25, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Health care debate emotional, not rational
What we want as individuals (unlimited care) may not be good for the larger society (overspending on health care).
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Washington and Idaho senators split along party lines ahead of health care vote
Washington and Idaho’s congressional delegations are split along party lines ahead of Tuesday’s vote to open debate on some version of a Republican health care bill.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
$1.3 million grant to help WSU, CHAS address regional primary care shortage
The WSU College of Nursing and CHAS have joined forces with the result being a $1.3 million federal grant that will enhance the university’s program that prepares students to become …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote
John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an …
Sat., July 22, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: What to do for little Charlie Gard
One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. It depletes his cells’ …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
GOP and Dems start talking about compromise health bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move next week on a measure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but, predicting failure, other senators are already talking about areas of compromise …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb
Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP’s reeling effort …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid U.S. of Obamacare
Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Collapse of Obamacare repeal campaign ups pressure on Republicans to work with Democrats
Congressional Republicans, their campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in shambles, face mounting pressure to work with Democrats to make fixes to the 2010 health care law …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
Trump suggests Republicans will let ACA market collapse, then rewrite health law
President Trump predicted Tuesday morning that Republicans may wait for the federal insurance market to collapse and then work to broker a deal to rewrite the nation’s landmark health-care law.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Two more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now
The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation strongly backed …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell
Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years – no matter what happens in the …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Break-in reported at office of GOP senator considered swing vote in health-care bill
There was a break-in over the weekend at the Las Vegas office of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., a Republican senator who could be a critical swing vote on the GOP …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time
Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill
The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence due to surgery, an enormous …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Trump’s ‘dying in the streets’ line vs. health care reality
President Donald Trump has often said he doesn’t want people “dying in the streets” for lack of health care. But in the United States, where chronic conditions are the major …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors
The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’
Two of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is “unworkable in any form,” …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Justice Department charges 400 people for $1.3 billion in health care fraud
More than 400 people across the country have been charged with participating in health care fraud scams totaling about $1.3 billion in false billings, including for the prescription and distribution …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Winners and losers complicate GOP’s path on health care bill
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., steers toward debate and votes next week, here is a look at some of the latest changes and major issues.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Trump, administration press Republicans to back health bill
President Donald Trump and other administration officials lobbied Republicans Friday from both sides of the Atlantic to keep the Senate GOP’s reworked health care bill from crashing, with the president …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5 a.m.
Analysis: Trump will claim health care win – or shift blame
If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing “Obamacare,” expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it
Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Health care bill has money for Alaska, home of a GOP holdout
A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one state. That’s Alaska, home of one Republican holdout McConnell badly needs to keep …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
What to know about the Senate’s latest health care bill
Senate Republicans have released a revised health care bill that keeps some taxes on high-income earners and includes more funding to make insurance more affordable in hopes of winning over …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
New Senate GOP health care bill teeters on the brink
Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” They immediately lost two …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for sick
A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It’s being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Trump says he’ll be ‘angry’ if Senate health care bill flops
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be “very angry” if the Senate fails to pass a revamped Republican health care bill and said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must “pull …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
McConnell delays Senate’s August recess to complete work on health care bill, other issues
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that he will delay the August recess by two weeks to complete work on health care and other issues.