Stories tagged: Obamacare
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
Statewide, enrollment numbers are surging in the final few days before the open enrollment period for public health options ends Saturday night. Spokane County residents may pick plans from among …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
Idaho is one of four Republican-leaning states where voter initiatives to expand Medicaid are on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Michael Hiltzik: Mitch McConnell says it out loud: Republicans are gunning for Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare next
All Washington seems to be buzzing over a single question: Is Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deliberately trying to throw the election to the Democrats? At the root of the debate …
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Selective memory loss is spreading, and it has become a necessary pre-condition to run as a Republican this year.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
If enough Idaho voters tune in to the emerging facts, what they’ll find is that expanding Medicaid would be good for tens of thousands of uninsured Idaho residents – and …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
America’s health-care debate is entering a new phase. Liberals, inspired by self-described socialists such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently won the Democratic primary in New …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
GOP delegates on Friday called on the Idaho Republican Party to formally oppose a Medicaid expansion initiative expected to be on the November ballot.
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump’s repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
Luke Mayville was a junior at Sandpoint High School when the 9/11 attacks happened in September of 2001, and his English teacher, Marianne Love, encouraged the quiet, high-performing student to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Backers of the Medicaid expansion initiative announced Monday that they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in Idaho.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 4 a.m.
Whether you describe the future of health care as repealing or improving the Affordable Care Act, there is no simple solution. But there is agreement on the need for change …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.
Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles
Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
The Trump administration sent a letter to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday turning thumbs-down on his proposal to allow the sale of health insurance plans in Idaho that aren’t …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
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: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
After a quiet Christmas Day, President Trump is back at work – on Twitter.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Americans in states that Donald Trump carried in his march to the White House account for more than 4 in 5 of those signed up for coverage under the health …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
USA Today reported last week that the bill had “the lowest level of public support for any major piece of legislation enacted in the past three decades, including the Affordable …
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: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.
A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program’s subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act’s …
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.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Trump has tried to keep his biggest campaign promises on repealing Obamacare, securing the border and cutting taxes, and he stayed true to his word with his pick of Neil …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance are still rising, the government said Wednesday. But with just over a week to go in an enrollment season cut in …
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.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Republicans began pushing a broad tax cut for businesses and many individuals through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, a measure complicated by a late addition – repeal of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to take down “Obamacare,” more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday.
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.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Under the first few days of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, the numbers of participants has surged compared to the past, according to federal officials who asked for …