Category Archives: Healthcare

Health insurers in Idaho request premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent

According to the state’s Department of Insurance, health care insurers in Idaho have requested premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent for next year. The five insurers serving the individual market in Idaho are Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Mountain Health Co-Op, PacificSource Health Plans, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, and SelectHealth.

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End of U.S. payments to health insurers would cause premiums to rise: CBO

Why should taxpayers bail out insurance companies in the first place? Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to stop billions of dollars of payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday. Continue reading →

Trump strong-arms ObamaCare back to table; holdout Collins says ‘job is not done’

Senate Republicans ended July in humiliating and seemingly final defeat over repealing and replacing ObamaCare, but relentless pressure this weekend from President Trump and reports of yet another potentially winning bill has sparked renewed hope of success within the party. Continue reading →

Trump: ‘Let Obamacare Implode’

Friday President Trump vowed to “let Obamacare implode” after bare-bones legislation to repeal the healthcare law failed on a decisive early morning vote cast by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.

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Senate aims for a ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal as other options fail

Republican U.S. Senate leaders, struggling to keep a seven-year promise to end Obamacare, turned their focus on Wednesday to passing a slimmed-down “skinny” repeal measure that would throw the issue into negotiations with the House of Representatives. Continue reading →

ObamaCare ‘straight repeal’ fails on Senate vote

A conservative-backed plan to repeal the bulk of ObamaCare and give lawmakers a two-year window to replace the struggling health law failed on a Senate vote Wednesday, in the latest setback for the repeal push.

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Schumer: McCain’s return won’t save health care bill

Sunday Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters there is no saving the Republicans’ health care bill despite the extra time they have in wake of Sen. John McCain’s emergency eye surgery. Continue reading →

Cruz: Congress shouldn’t recess until ObamaCare repealed, replaced

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the growing chorus of lawmakers calling on Congress to forego its August recess until it passes legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Continue reading →

Survey: Uninsured Rises by 2 Million This Year as Obamacare Erodes

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. Continue reading →

Trump Blasts Congress on Healthcare

President Donald Trump sent a tweet Monday morning challenging Congress to pass healthcare reform legislation before taking its traditional August break. Continue reading →