Stories tagged: health care
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
As an infant, Dao Nguyen was burned and disfigured in an accident. Now, with a team of filmmakers in tow, Nguyen believes her story will change hearts and minds in …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center canceled a scheduled appearance of three Seattle Mariners Wednesday afternoon due to concerns about spreading the flu.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Congress dealt a pair of blows to the Obama health care law Wednesday, including a retreat by two senators who were fighting for a provision this year that would help …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
After losing their daughter to cancer, a Ritzville couple have donated $1 million to Washington State University’s College of Medicine to support cancer research and establish a professorship.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District board has thrown its weight behind a three-year-old campaign to raise the state’s tobacco age limit to 21.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Providence St. Joseph Health, the Renton-based owner of Spokane-area hospitals and clinics, is in talks with Ascension Health of St. Louis about a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal has …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children’s health insurance program as soon as possible.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
The UW and Gonzaga medical school partnership is teaching students from around the state with a focus on rural health care.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Idaho’s top health officials are collecting input from residents across the state on their latest plan to provide health care to poor residents who do not have medical coverage.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Americans are more likely to enter the 65-and-up age group with chronic diseases – heart disease, diabetes, hypertension – which aren’t curable but could have been headed off had people …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane Regional Health District could teach Department of Health how to deal with marijuana and pregnancy
Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana in 2012, requires the state to support education programs with “medically and scientifically accurate information about the health and safety risks posed by marijuana use.” …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
Steep premium increases on Washington’s and Idaho’s health insurance exchanges haven’t stopped people from signing up for coverage this year.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, a …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
CHIP provides low-cost coverage to children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. But it has become caught up in a political stalemate over how to fund …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
So that’s what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn’t happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Essentially, Gillespie turned the Virginia gubernatorial race into a cultural war, much as Trump did with the 2016 election. But this time, the cultural warrior lost, as he sorely deserved …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care, particularly widening Medicaid access for more low-income people.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
House Republicans on Friday quietly made changes to their far-reaching tax overhaul: Now its tax cuts would be less generous for many Americans.