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Medicaid expansion adds adults to dental care 

OLYMPIA – A quarter-million adults in Washington will gain dental coverage over the next two years as the state expands its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act and re-establishes programs dropped in budget cutbacks. Starting Jan. 1, current Medicaid recipients who lost coverage after...

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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013

Health benefits website running smoother

OLYMPIA – More than 165,000 people have visited Washington’s website designed to help them find medical insurance, and about 9,400 individuals or families have enrolled in some type of plan. After some computer problems in the opening days that resulted in long delays for both...

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This map, from Cook's Political Report, shows the districts of House Republicans who signed a letter calling for defunding of Obamacare (Cook's Political Report)

A bloc against Obamacare 

One reason the shutdown remains so intractable is a core of House Republicans who signalled in August they wanted to eliminate the federal health care reforms. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner, 80 House Republicans said they supported using the "power of the purse"...

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Cowan: Stop bickering over health care law

As his Republican opponent continues to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic congressional candidate Rich Cowan said it's time to "put aside the partisan bickering."" Cowan's likely opponent in November, four term Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, was one of the...

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Inslee: Time to move forward 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee said his GOP opponent was "wrong from the beginning" to join the lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform law. A couple hours earlier, Inslee's chief Republican rival, Attorney General Rob McKenna had defended his decision to join the lawsuit...

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Obama on the Obamacare decision

President Obama looked pretty happy when he took to the microphone earlier this morning to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that upheld the Affordable Care Act. For those who didn't see that, but wonder what he had to say, a transcript is...

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McKenna: We won on Commerce Clause argument

Attorney General Rob McKenna did his best to count victories this morning after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the lawsuit he joined to overturn the Affordable Care Act. And he said other Republicans should drop talk of a wholesale repeal of the law because...

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