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Dems: Survey Shows Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

July 25, 2016
Dems: Survey Shows Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization Fewer Services, Rising Costs Cited in New Provider Survey DES MOINES – A new survey released today finds Iowa Medicaid providers are still struggling under Governor Branstad’s privatization plan, which began earlier this year. Providers said the privatization plan has led to increased costs, reduced services for clients,…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Bryce Smith HD 19

July 25, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Bryce Smith HD 19

Bryce Smith Iowa House District 19 Contact Bryce: 208 N 11th St Apt 4 Adel, IA 50003 Email: bryce4iowa@gmail.com Website: http://www.bryce4iowa.com/ Bryce Smith is the democratic candidate for House District 19, which encompasses most of Dallas county and parts of Polk County. Smith, a 23-year-old small business owner from Adel, Iowa, began his political career at…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Jan Creasman HD 17

July 22, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Jan Creasman HD 17

Jan Creasman Iowa House District 17 Contact Jan: 2055 Perkins Ave Woodbine, IA 51579 Website: https://creasmanforhouse.org/ Janice Creasman is running for Iowa House in District 17, which includes Onawa, Mapleton, Pisgah, and Missouri Valley. Janice, currently a geriatric social worker, has been married for nine years to a software engineer. She has a daughter who is…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Steve Gorman HD 16

July 21, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Steve Gorman HD 16

Steve Gorman Iowa House District 16 Contact Steve: 203 5th Ave Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Email: gorman4iowa@gmail.com Website: http://www.gorman4iowa.com/ Council Bluffs fire fighter Steve Gorman is running for the Iowa House in District 16, which includes the southern part of Council Bluffs. Gorman was born and raised in Council Bluffs, attended both public and private schools…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Charlie McConkey HD 15

July 20, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Charlie McConkey HD 15

Charlie McConkey Iowa House District 15 Contact Charlie: 2222 Ave L Council Bluffs, IA 51501 Website: http://www.charliemcconkey.com/ Charlie McConkey of Council Bluffs is serving his first term in the Iowa State House. He sits on the Economic Growth, Human Resources, Labor, and Ways and Means Committees. McConkey also serves on the Education Appropriations Subcommittee and Prevention…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Tim Kacena HD 14

July 19, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Tim Kacena HD 14

Tim Kacena Iowa House District 14 Contact Tim: 121 S. Dorman St Sioux City, IA 51103 Retired Sioux City firefighter and U.S. Army veteran Tim Kacena is running for state representative in District 14, which covers the western and northern parts of Sioux City. Kacena grew up in Sioux City, where he attended Emerson Elementary,…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Chris Hall HD 13

July 18, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Chris Hall HD 13

Chris Hall Iowa House District 13 Contact Chris 3800 Glen Oaks Blvd Sioux City, IA 51104 Email: hallforiowa@gmail.com Website: http://www.hallforiowa.com/     Representative Chris Hall is serving his third term in the Iowa House. Hall works as the Grants Coordinator at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, where he was born and raised.…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Ken Myers HD 12

July 15, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Ken Myers HD 12

Ken Myers Iowa House District 12 Contact Ken: 633 Mockingbird Drive Carroll, IA 51401 Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Ken Myers is running for State Representative in House District 12, which includes Audubon County, Carroll County, and the eastern half of Crawford County. Ken grew up in Iowa and moved to Denison in 1993. He has…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Sara Huddleston HD 11

July 14, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Sara Huddleston HD 11

Sara Huddleston Iowa House District 11 Contact Sara: 204 Roberts St Storm Lake, IA 50588 Website: http://huddlestonforiowa.com Former Storm Lake City Council member Sara Huddleston is running for State Representative in House District 11, which includes both Buena Vista and Sac counties. Sara is a former Storm Lake City Council member who served three consecutive…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Helen Miller HD 9

July 13, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Helen Miller HD 9

Helen Miller Iowa House District 9 Contact Helen Contact Helen 1936 15th Ave N   Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Phone: 515-570-3535 Email: helenmiller49@yahoo.com   State Representative Helen Miller (D-Fort Dodge) is serving her 7th term in the Iowa House of Representatives. She represents the 9th House District which includes Fort Dodge, Badger, Clare, Duncombe, Vincent,…

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