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Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care.


Trump holds fundraiser for congressman at his golf club

President Donald Trump is holding a major fundraiser for a Republican New Jersey congressman who helped revive the GOP push to dismantle the health care law.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017

Senators’ demands underscore McConnell’s health care problem

For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Newly insured fret over gains made under U.S. health care law

Republican efforts to replace the law are expected to increase the number of uninsured and may derail the steady push to bring people back into the health care system, which …


Congress ignoring Medicaid’s vital role

Most of the early Senate talk has centered on pre-existing conditions, deductibles and premiums. Improving coverage is important, but senators cannot ignore Medicaid.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017

Senate strategy on House health care bill: That’s not ours

Senate Republicans have a plan to avoid answering questions on the House legislation to repeal large portions of the 2010 health law: to say it’s not their bill.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017

GOP senators say CBO report complicates health care bill

Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson speaks out on health care bill

While vigorously defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson told the Idaho Healthcare Summit today that he wouldn’t have voted for it if that was what …


Congressman Mike Simpson faces protesters at health care summit

Idaho’s Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson faced roughly 100 protesters while speaking at a health care conference in Boise.


Fact Check: Will health insurance premiums really keep going up?

Advocates for the House Republicans’ health-care overhaul plan frequently say or suggest that premiums would go down under the proposal. There is, in fact, a line in the Congressional Budget …


Republican who revived health bill faces onslaught of anger

A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at …


Dr. Mike Barsotti: AHCA a threat to Washington state’s children

In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …


Ed Rogers: Democrats being dishonest about AHCA

The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the House Republicans’ recently passed American Health Care Act. First, they want you to …


Eye on Boise: It’s already Ad-Watch time in 2018 Idaho governor race

It’s pretty much unheard-of for statewide TV ads in an Idaho governor’s race to begin airing more than a year before the primary election, but that’s what’s happening.


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador

Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Is this Jimmy Kimmel’s defining moment?

Of all the late-night comedians – including ones who consistently make Trump the target of brutally biting jokes – it’s Jimmy Kimmel who thus far has had the most influence …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador: Sick people should pay more for health insurance

Health care was the biggest topic at Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s heavily attended town hall meetings in Southern Idaho and figures to be high on citizens’ minds again as …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

House to vote on health care bill Thursday

The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.


GOP proposal could shrink health coverage for those with pre-existing conditions

A White House push to let states waive mandatory coverage and rate requirements under the Affordable Care Act could jeopardize health insurance gains for millions of adults with pre-existing medical …


GOP health bill in shambles, House commences two-week break

The Republican health care bill remained in shambles Thursday as House leaders threw up their hands and sent lawmakers home for a two-week recess. GOP chiefs announced a modest amendment …


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017

New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for a quick deal among party factions moved …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017

White House effort to revive health bill gets mixed reaction

A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to …


Ryan wary of Trump deal with Democrats if GOP fails on Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan is warning Republicans to unify around a new push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or risk tempting President Donald Trump to cut a …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Poll: Americans dislike GOP’s, Trump’s plan on health care

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Senate Democrats offer to work with Trump on health care – but only if he ends attack on Obamacare

Forty-four members of the Senate Democratic caucus have penned a letter to President Donald Trump signaling they are open to working with him on health care – but not before …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be …


Editorial: ACA needs renovation, not obliteration

Rather than thoughtfully address the concerns of doctors, patients, hospitals, insurers, consumers and state and local leaders, the strategy was:


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017

Washington representatives pledge to find solution

Lawmakers in the state say they will move forward on healthcare after the GOP pulled its health plan on Friday.


White House said to plan to blame Ryan if health bill fails

In public, President Donald Trump is standing by House Speaker Paul Ryan over the Obamacare replacement bill.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017

Obama defends Affordable Care Act as Republicans look to take first step in repeal

Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday.