Stories tagged: insurance
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Sentencing of ‘Baby Doe’ mom delayed until July 12
The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is expected to remain behind bars for about …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Klickitat County finally gets two insurance companies to sell health care plans
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says that two insurers have agreed to offer plans next year in Klickitat County.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Health insurers propose average 22.3% rate increase in Washington
State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all bill
Gov. Brian Sandoval waited until the last day he could – Friday – to veto a measure that would have offered a state-sponsored health insurance option to all residents regardless …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps
Under the Republican health care plan now making its way through Congress, people who go without insurance for even just a couple of months could face sharply higher premiums if …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults,
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision
Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo the fate …
Sat., May 20, 2017
Stark: AHCA is a good start to reforming care
The American Health Care Act will lower costs for everyone while caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Obamacare premiums rise as insurers fret over law’s future
Health insurers are asking for sharp increases in the cost of their Obamacare plans next year, thanks to instability in the law’s coverage markets that’s been compounded by the Trump …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Wells Fargo said to explore sale of insurance brokerage unit
Wells Fargo is weighing a sale of its insurance brokerage business, which could fetch about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said.
Sun., May 7, 2017
AHCA ‘victory’ was nothing to celebrate
The first Congressional Budget Office score should’ve been the end of it. Instead, Republicans recovered their own fumble, quick-kicked and called it a victory.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits
Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Court ruling hands Spokane Valley woman another chance to seek damages from Allstate
Ana Fortson-Kemmerer learned the hard way after her 2006 crash that she was not in “good hands.” The Spokane Valley woman, who had for years paid her monthly insurance premiums …
Sat., March 18, 2017
Krauthammer: GOP grapples with health care dilemma
The idea that you can eradicate Obamacare root and branch is fanciful. For all its catastrophic flaws, Obamacare changed expectations.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
House GOP releases health care bill replacing Obamacare
House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government’s health care role and is expected …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Dick Meyer: Navigating the Middle Finger Economy
In the MFE, the customer is seen as an enemy to be defeated by extortion, psychological abuse or brutal marketing.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Aetna’s Humana takeover blocked by judge as anticompetitive
Aetna Inc.’s $37 billion deal to buy rival insurer Humana Inc. was blocked by a federal judge, thwarting one of two large mergers that would reshape the U.S. health-care landscape. …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente’s purchase of Group Health gets OK
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has given his final approval to Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of the nonprofit Group Health Cooperative.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
State regulators endorse Kaiser acquisition of Group Health
State regulators have endorsed the acquisition of Washington’s Group Health Cooperative by California-based Kaiser Permanente.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Supreme Court upholds Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Early sign-ups for Obamacare are steady, but no surge
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.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
Obamacare’s future in critical condition with Trump’s victory
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 …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
5 questions to ask before choosing a health plan
It’s open enrollment season, the time of year when we need to sort through confusing options and try to predict how often we’ll get sick next year.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
ACA not on life support
If our politicians are interested in solutions rather than point-scoring, there are fixes they can consider.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Analysis: Health insurance premium hikes may carry heft at polls
It was ostensibly the news Senate and House Republicans had been waiting for: Two weeks before Election Day, the public gets word that the average premium in Obama’s health insurance …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 4 p.m.
Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law
President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his namesake health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Insurer Cigna eases rules for opioid addiction medication
The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Providence, Premera reach a deal on employer-sponsored health plans
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 …