Affordable Care Act

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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell joined Spokane community leaders Thursday in touring a new housing development for families in the Logan neighborhood.

Gonzaga Family Haven is a 73-unit apartment project built by Catholic Charities. It’s wedged between Gonzaga Prep and the Spokane School District’s new Denny Yasuhara Middle School on North Foothills Drive.

McMorris Rodgers, Wilson Held Final Debate Today

Oct 19, 2020
KSPS Public Television

Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her challenger Dave Wilson finished their election debate season Monday with a forum at KSPS Public Television.

Among the issues they discussed was health care and the possibility that the Supreme Court could rule the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional.

The candidates were asked what they would include as part of a new health care proposal.


Washington state’s insurance commissioner is reacting to a federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

Commissioner Mike Kreidler says the ruling jeopardizes the health and wellness of millions of Americans, and if allowed to stand, could upend the insurance markets around the country. 

Molly Quinn/Spokesman-Review

This week, Seattle pollster Stuart Elway released a new survey that shows Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers holds a six-point lead over Democrat Lisa Brown in Washington’s Fifth District Congressional race.

Steve Jackson Previews SPR Health Care Forum

Mar 15, 2018

Idaho Health Exchange

The State of Idaho is now allowing new health insurance plans to be sold in the state that don’t meet some of the guidelines mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Proponents say the move will promote more affordable rates in the state.

Inland Journal, June 1, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

This week on Inland Journal, we’ll spend the program talking about treatment for opioid misuse. There’s a lot going on in this field at the local, state and federal levels. We’ll talk with the medical director of the Spokane Regional Health District’s opioid treatment program.

Inland Journal, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Inland Journal for May 11, 2017

    ▪    Health Care town hall meeting in Spokane Tuesday night; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was not there
    ▪    Hangman Creek research project
    ▪    Spokane Navy Week in conjunction with Lilac Festival Week
    ▪    Refugees run in Bloomsday and celebrate downtown

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Congress is in recess and that means town hall meetings back in the district.

Last night (Tuesday) in Spokane, the progressive group Fuse Washington held what it billed as a “health care town hall” at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was invited but declined to attend.

Official US House portrait /

Eastern Washington congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is reacting to a proposal by President Trump to hold back on giving insurance companies subsidies for those enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.

Three Rivers Hospital

Scott Graham, the CEO of Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, Washington, talks with Doug Nadvornick about running a rural hospital when a time when small-town hospitals are struggling. We ask him about how the Affordable Care Act has changed taking care of patients in rural areas. This is our full interview with him. A condensed version appears in this week's "Inland Journal."

Congresswoman Cathy Mc Morris Rodgers expects the Trump administration and Congress to act soon on dealing with the Affordable Care Act, and possibly Medicare.

Now that Republicans will actually have the numbers to do away with “Obamacare”, McMorris Rodgers says some provisions of the landmark law will likely be spared: “There’s always been broad support for the kids up to age 26 that want to stay on their parents plan to do so, also pre-existing conditions. Those with preexisting conditions need to be assured there will still be plans to meet their needs”