Stories tagged: health care
Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Idaho’s House reject another health care proposal
Idaho’s House has spiked a last chance effort to provide family planning services to low-income women as the Republican-dominant Statehouse prepares to adjourn.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care
Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a broad examination of the nation’s abortion …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Idaho’s health coverage gap still unaddressed as lawmakers push toward adjournment
Health care advocates rallied at the Idaho Capitol on Thursday, calling for lawmakers to take back up Gov. Butch Otter’s health coverage gap proposal, which was pulled from the House …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
California panel rejects government-run health care
State lawmakers studying improvements to California’s health care system on Tuesday rejected on a plan popular with Democratic activists to give everyone in the state government-funded health care, saying a …
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Trump administration uses page from ‘smart policymaking 101’ on health care
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.
Insurers get into care, but is it good for your health?
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
Better health care coverage for Marshallese pass Legislature
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 starts offering rides to the doctor
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.
Oregon effort to declare health care a right falters
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.
Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care
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
Live long, live well: Do’s and don’ts to boost your health
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.
Leading liberal policy group unveils ‘coverage for all’ plan
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
WSU study finds people with disabilities benefitted from health reform
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.
Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost
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 state lawmakers vote to make health care a right
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.
Stocks edge higher as a three-day win streak restores some calm
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 backs health care aid for Marshallese
Senate votes to extend health care benefits to Marshall Island natives living in Washington.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Unnecessary medical tests cost Washington patients $282 million during one-year period, study says
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.
$300M health care system cost to protect religious rights
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.
Saks parent taps health care world for next CEO
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 condemn Trump remarks on UK health care
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.
Four topics President Trump tackled in the State of the Union and how they affect Spokane
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.
Monthslong battle over CHIP took a toll on families, agencies
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, Buffett, JPMorgan tackle U.S. health care ‘tapeworm’
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 ‘Drive to 25’ campaign puts the focus on research
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.
Idaho to insurers: Give us plans that don’t follow Obamacare
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.
Spokane nonprofit expands into drug treatment for people in federal probation program
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.
Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care
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.
Flu season worst since 2009 swine flu pandemic
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.
Proposed law would refocus efforts on treating drug addiction
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.