Stories tagged: health care
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy
A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
‘I’ve got to stay,’ Pelosi says, to defend Obamacare
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Sunday that she has remained atop her caucus primarily to defend the Affordable Care Act from attempts by President Donald Trump and congressional …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Many states, consumers alarmed by Trump’s health care order
President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs brought swift reaction Friday from the states, as health officials and consumers …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Oregon joins other states in Trump health care lawsuit
Oregon is joining California’s lawsuit along with more than a dozen other states against President Donald Trump’s halting of payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law, Oregon’s attorney …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Trump’s blow to ‘Obamacare’ jolts health consumers, politics
President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers
In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Reaction to Trump health care order divided across region
Reaction to President Donald Trump’s executive order on federal health care reform Thursday was swift and divided across the region.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Trump’s health care end run reflects frustrations
Frustrated over setbacks in Congress, President Donald Trump wielded his rule-making power Thursday to launch an end run that might get him closer to his goal of repealing and replacing …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Rypien School Program helps hospitalized children keep pace
The Andrew Rypien School Program helps hospitalized kids keep pace with their school work.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
White House to order health care alternatives
The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for ‘great’ health law
Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate’s Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Editorial: Congress needs a quick fix for CHIP
The program holds appeal because children are relatively cheap to cover and they shouldn’t have to face the consequences of their parents’ insurance status.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Debra J. Saunders: Can Trump overcome Trumpism?
It’s hard to see the path whereby Trump gets anything big through this Congress.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Price’s exit further complicates GOP health care push
The ouster of Tom Price as President Donald Trump’s health secretary is yet another self-inflicted blow for Republicans wishing to put their own stamp on health care – and the …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation
President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Froma Harrop: Single-payer isn’t the only alternative
Health care is just as much a right for citizens using the multi-payer systems of France, Germany and the Netherlands as it is for Canadians under single-payer.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Obamacare rates set to rise as Trump’s opposition fuels turmoil
A day after Republicans failed yet again to repeal Obamacare, confusion sowed by President Donald Trump’s opposition to the law is roiling the health-insurance market.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Congress can still aid health care
Federal funds for teaching health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program need to be approved this week, and premiums for the Affordable Care Act also need to be finalized.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Republican leaders: Senate won’t vote on Obamacare repeal
Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
McConnell: Debate over nation’s health care will continue
The partisan battle over the country’s health care system will “certainly continue,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: This year’s state-by-state horse-trading with health care is offensive
If you need a further reason to be appalled by the congressional health care travesty, consider the current “repeal and replace” proposal in terms of the Washington-Idaho border.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Trump promising major tax reform
The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the penalty for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Sen. Collins’ opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill
Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering effort to scrap …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Spin Control: Elected officials sometimes do rely on the postman
Yes, elected officials actually do mail those letters they send to other elected officials.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Protect state’s commitment to covering all children
We urge our congressional delegation to protect the progress we’ve made by reauthorizing funding for CHIP.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Eugene Scott: Get used to mix of celebrities, politics
But the lack of expertise aside, the reason many of us tolerate celebrity engagement in policy is because we know that behind their public images celebrities are real people.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California
Sen. Bernie Sanders pilloried Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system and touted his own Medicare for all plan Friday before an effusive California audience that welcomed him on …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Cassidy-Graham just another hasty mistake
In Washington state, more than 650,000 people could lose Medicaid coverage over the next decade, according to two studies that looked at the Cassidy-Graham plan. The state would also stand …