Stories tagged: uninsured
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 10:20 A.M.
CBO: Premiums, uninsured up under 2016 GOP health law repeal
Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lawmakers’ nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015, 3:57 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Idaho’s Medicaid gap provokes a deadly debate
What does Idaho’s “Medicaid gap” look like? In Kootenai County, it looks like nearly 7,000 individual human beings who can’t get health insurance.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015, 7:22 A.M.
CDC: 11M fewer uninsured since passage of Obama’s law
WASHINGTON — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair …
SUNDAY, FEB. 15, 2015, 3:38 P.M.
Flurry of sign-ups at health law deadline; web glitch fixed
After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official …
MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
More young adults have health insurance, study finds
Like many college graduates, Amelia Mills needed a little help shifting from student to worker. The 23-year-old recent Whitworth University graduate said staying on her mother’s health insurance policy after …
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012
First the cut, then the pain for uninsured
When 22-year-old James Munroe sliced his fingers to the bone in an accident Wednesday the decision whether to visit a doctor was simple. “I said, ‘I’m not going anywhere. I …
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
Report backs health reform
Washington’s top insurance officials warned last week that undoing federal health care reforms will exacerbate the financial problems tied to growing numbers of uninsured residents. More than 1 million residents …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011
Clinic staff, patients rally against cuts to health services
Medical clinics for the poor are fighting proposed government funding cuts that they say will undo basic health care services and send thousands more people to emergency rooms. “We’re down …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011, 8:23 A.M.
Census: U.S. poverty rate swells to nearly 1 in 6
The ranks of the nation’s poor swelled to nearly 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment woes left millions of Americans struggling and out …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011
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 …
FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010
State cuts to health clinics affect thousands
Washington state is suspending grants that enable community clinics to provide health care to about 300,000 uninsured patients. Suspension of the program was announced this week by the Washington State …
THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010, 5:38 P.M.
Wash. state suspending grants to community clinics
Washington state is suspending grants that enable community clinics to provide health care to about 300,000 uninsured patients.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2009
More kids insured in region
BOISE – While the number of Americans without health insurance has been rising for the past decade, the picture is different in Idaho and Washington, where the percentage who lack …
MONDAY, NOV. 10, 2008
Clinic gets a new home
The way Kenneth and Marilyn Anderson see it, Christ Clinic saved their lives. In 1996, after Marilyn Anderson was laid off from her job with a photo studio, she found …