Dems: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

Dems: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

Governor Branstad, you have consistently claimed that using private companies to manage Medicaid services will save money and improve care. Do you have any evidence to support your claims? Are you aware that your claims are not supported by the most comprehensive study of Medicaid managed care.

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Dems: DMR: Branstad touts Medicaid contracts, but few hospitals signed

Gov. Terry Branstad, who is pushing to shift management of the state’s Medicaid program to private companies on Jan. 1, said Thursday that the firms have signed more than 12,000 contracts with pharmacies, doctors and other health care providers. But most Iowa hospitals and physicians have not signed contracts to participate in the new system,…

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Dems: Governor’s own numbers show that Iowans’ access to health at risk

“It’s unbelievable that Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds would claim that it’s good news for Iowans that fewer than one-third of Iowa’s Medicaid providers have signed up for their proposed Medicaid privatization program. It is actually bad news because the effect of such low participation by health care providers would be to prevent hundreds…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – November 19

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – November 19

A new November 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 11-19-2015 Feature Article: Holding Back an Avalanche: A Five Year Look Back at the Spending Discipline of House Republicans Also in this edition: Would the Bakken Pipeline be the First Crude Oil Line in the State? Iowans…

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Dems: REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE BRANSTAD’S $4.8 BILLION MEDICAID MESS

Despite allegations of improper political influence, Rep. Bobby Kauffman and House Republicans are refusing to investigate Governor Branstad’s rush to privatize Iowa’s $4.8 billion Medicaid program. “It’s outrageous that Republicans refuse to investigate the Governor’s Medicaid mess.  At $4.8 billion, it’s the largest contract in state history and health care for 565,000 Iowans is on…

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Dems: TH: Jochum to air Iowa Medicaid transition concerns in meeting at White House

Iowa’s top Democrat will voice her concerns about Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to privatize the state’s Medicaid system during a meeting Wednesday at the White House. Senate President Pam Jochum, D-Dubuque, said she will attend a meeting at the White House to discuss the Medicaid transition scheduled for implementation Jan. 1. She will meet with…

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Dems: TH: Jochum to air Iowa Medicaid transition concerns in meeting at White House

Iowa’s top Democrat will voice her concerns about Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to privatize the state’s Medicaid system during a meeting Wednesday at the White House. Senate President Pam Jochum, D-Dubuque, said she will attend a meeting at the White House to discuss the Medicaid transition scheduled for implementation Jan. 1. She will meet with…

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GOP: Speaker Select Upmeyer Issues Statement on Syrian Refugees

GOP: Speaker Select Upmeyer Issues Statement on Syrian Refugees

(DES MOINES) – Today Speaker Select Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) issued the following statement regarding Governor Branstad’s actions to suspend the relocation of Syrian refugees in Iowa: “Iowa has a rich tradition of compassion and welcoming refugees from across the globe, but we must ensure that the safety and security of Iowans are put first,”…

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Dems: Governor Branstad’s decision to slam the door shut on Syrians refugees is heartbreaking, yet not surprising

  For Immediate Release: November 17, 2015     Governor Branstad’s decision to slam the door shut on Syrians refugees is heartbreaking, yet not surprising Statement by Senator Janet Petersen “Yesterday morning, the governor talked of his concern for those driven from their homes by war and terrorism.  Hours later, Governor Branstad took action that…

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