WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
Repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016
Sean Curran makes the business a speech therapy fun for clients and personally rewarding.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:32 P.M.
The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Public and private spending for U.S. health care increased to $3.2 trillion in 2015 or nearly $10,000 per person, according to a government report released Friday.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
As Republicans start to make changes in health care, potentially revamping Medicare and Medicaid as well, the politics of the issue could turn against them. “They are going to go …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 7:14 A.M.
Retiring U.S Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington expressed concern Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 1:16 P.M.
Congressional Republicans are considering a lightning-strike rollback of Obamacare early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a plan limited enough …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016
Herbert and Mildred “Mickey” James found love amid their service in the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which followed Gen. George S. Patton’s march to Berlin through the Buchenwald concentration camp. The …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016
When it comes to health care, President-elect Donald Trump made it clear that he’s all in favor of dessert but doesn’t want any Brussels sprouts.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 5:45 P.M.
Three health care workers, all young women, have been diagnosed with the rare disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome in Spokane over the past year and a half. Physicians say it’s likely a …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 7:52 A.M.
Key Republicans in Congress are cautioning that replacing Obamacare will be a difficult and lengthy process that won’t happen in the first days of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 7:41 A.M.
The Obama administration says a little over 1 million people renewed coverage or signed up for the first time through HealthCare.gov around the start of open enrollment.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 9:38 P.M.
President-elect Donald Trump signaled a willingness Friday not to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, saying in an interview that he would keep several popular provisions.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 8:20 P.M.
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes that could have huge implications for the average American’s finances. Since winning the election, Trump has yet to release many specifics …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 3:16 P.M.
Providence Health & Services is telling employees it will eliminate some positions in the next two months as the not-for-profit health system copes with falling revenue from reimbursement rates not …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 10:54 P.M.
For the past six years, no law has served as a larger GOP whipping post than the Affordable Care Act, and the Republican sweep Tuesday of political Washington has imperiled …
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2016
Clinton would let Americans ages 55 to 64 buy in to Medicare. She should keep moving down the age ladder until everyone’s getting Medicare – and America has one efficient …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
WASHINGTON – Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
Kootenai Health Pediatric Services will hold a Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday at the hospital in Coeur d’Alene. The goal is to help children have a better understanding of how …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 5:03 P.M.
Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president’s final health care sign-up season. The biggest worry: rising premiums and dwindling …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 11:05 A.M.
UnitedHealth Group has hiked its 2016 earnings forecast again after its profit swelled 23 percent to nearly $2 billion in the third quarter, helped by gains both in and outside …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 4:59 P.M.
A new building for the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic opened in August at WSU-Spokane’s campus. The clinic will train the region’s next generation of health care workers while expanding care …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
Changing the way it does business, Medicare has unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 3:53 P.M.
Providence Health & Services has signed a three-year contract with Premera Blue Cross, ensuring that Washington residents with Premera’s employer-sponsored health insurance can continue to access Providence doctors, hospitals and …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
Soaring prices for prescription drugs aren’t just a problem for human patients. They’re also a big issue for pets.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016
With just four months left in the Obama presidency, its two central pillars are collapsing before our eyes.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Veterans would have better access to health care in their communities under legislation introduced Monday by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 3:06 P.M.
Veterans who suffered injuries that resulted in fertility problems will soon be eligible for federal assistance for in vitro fertilization. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes …