Affordable Care Act

Health Care Ruling Reaction
6:48 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Wash. Governor Applauds Health Care Ruling

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire comments on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

“Happy and relieved.” Those are the words Washington Governor Chris Gregoire uses to describe the Supreme Court’s decision on health care. The Democrat Thursday told a personal story about a health scare in her own family.

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Health Care Ruling Reaction
6:46 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Decision ‘Clears The Runway’ For Oregon Health Care Overhaul

Oregon health officials say Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act “clears the runway” for big changes to the state’s health care system.

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Health Care Ruling Reactions
6:34 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Three States React To SCOTUS Decision

People around the Northwest have been giving all kinds of reactions to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. State officials in Washington and Oregon were elated. Reactions were more muted in Idaho. We have three stories now from reporters in three state capitols.

Health Care Ruling Reactions
5:27 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Small Business Owners Divided Over Health Care Ruling

Small business owners are also trying to gauge what the health care ruling means for them. Their views are sharply divided.

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Health Care Ruling Reactions
5:20 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Eastern Washington Residents React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

Outside the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash., people had different reactions to the health care ruling.
Allen4names Wikimedia Commons

People across the Northwest have been reacting to today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s health care overhaul. Correspondent Anna King spoke to people outside the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland in southeast Washington.

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Health Care Ruling Reaction
4:58 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Reacts To Health Care Ruling

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said the health care ruling is good news for Oregon and America.
the Governor's office/ YouTube

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber reacted Thursday to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. He told Oregon Public Broadcasting the ruling is "good news for Oregon and very good news for America."

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Health Care Ruling Reaction
11:57 am
Thu June 28, 2012

WA State Insurance Commissioner Weighs in on Affordable Healthcare Act Decision

Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner for Washington State
Photo source: Washington State Office of the Insurance Comissioner

We’ve been hearing responses all day from officials across the state about the Supreme’s Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. KUOW’s Steve Scher spoke earlier with Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

Kreidler said he’s “ecstatic” with the Supreme Court’s decision.
He said this is going to provide a competitive health care market in Washington…
And insurance providers will have to step up.

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Health Care Ruling
5:22 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

States Brace For Federal Health Care Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Franz Jantzen supremecourt.gov

The U.S. Supreme Court could rule any day now on the Constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul. The decision could have broad implications for state health care policies in the Northwest.

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