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Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

Proportion of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in decade; poverty rate falls.


Gov’t report: 28.1M in US lack health coverage

The government says about 500,000 fewer Americans had no health insurance the first three months of this year, but that slight dip was not statistically significant from the same period …


Outside View: HHS secretary’s tweets are irresponsible

Price certainly would not have left out vital information from medical studies as he advised patients on treatment options. It’s deeply disappointing he did so in the nation’s top health …


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: Thu., 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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …