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GOP sends message on ‘Obamacare’

Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation’s two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between …


Spin Control: Letter asking to repeal ACA a waste of paper

OLYMPIA – In a world of emails and tweets, it’s usually nice to get a real letter. Except, maybe, if it’s a letter telling you to do something that you’ve …


Ruling highlights partisan split

OLYMPIA – When a divided U.S. Supreme Court settled the question Thursday of whether federal health care reform is constitutional, it turned up the spotlight on the issue for Washington’s …


Obama response to Supreme Court on health care

President Barack Obama’s response to today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.


State awarded $128 million for Health Benefit Exchange

OLYMPIA – Washington will receive a financial reward for forging ahead with one element of federal health care reform this spring while many other states were holding back. The U.S. …


Democrats embrace GOP term Obamacare

WASHINGTON – At least one part of the nation’s health care debate is settled: Now they’re all calling it Obamacare. Since President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has lifted an unofficial …


Protesters object to state’s role in case

OLYMPIA – As the U.S. Supreme Court questioned lawyers about the constitutionality of making Americans buy health insurance Tuesday, a liberal group that supports the rule protested outside the offices …


Supreme Court health care arguments under way

WASHINGTON — With demonstrators chanting outside, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments today on the fate of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, no less controversial two years after …


Gregoire inks health reform

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and other Democratic officials marked Friday’s second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – which Republicans prefer to call Obamacare – with …


Idaho to seek grants for health exchange

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gave the go-ahead Monday for the state to apply for nearly $31 million in federal grants to start an Idaho health insurance exchange. “It’s …


Otter touts state exchange

BOISE – Idaho stands to lose big if it doesn’t apply for a $40 million federal grant by Sept. 30 to set up a state-run health insurance exchange, Gov. Butch …


Otter vetoes health measure

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed legislation that sought to block federal health reforms in Idaho but directed state agencies to take steps to avoid most of the White …


Health care splinters GOP in Washington

OLYMPIA – Federal health care reform may be among the most controversial issues in the nation. In many ways Washington state could be considered ground zero for that partisan debate. …


Trying to explain health reform is likely to invite plenty of pain

Tuesday’s Republican electoral victories were a shellacking for President Barack Obama, and J. Todd Taylor did not fare so well, either. The Randall Danskin attorney has agreed to speak first …