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Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

October 30, 2018
Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

A Northwest Iowa legislator may have mistakenly released the Republican Party of Iowa’s secret plan to “fix” the Medicaid privatization mess. During a forum, State Senator Jim Carlin of Sioux City proposed rationing health care for Medicaid recipients, saying lawmakers should "look into limiting the number of doctor visits" by people on Medicaid.

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Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

August 24, 2018
Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers  “Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers received a gut punch today because of the mismanagement of privatized Medicaid by Governor [...]

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Dems: Two new laws will help protect your credit

July 10, 2018

Credit reporting agencies can no longer charge fees when you freeze checks on your credit reports, and tougher penalties are now in place for criminals who use technology to steal your credit card.

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Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Sign up for Iowa Public Retirement Alerts

October 10, 2017

Every worker deserves a secure retirement. That includes the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who contribute part of each paycheck to one of our state's public retirement systems. Iowa's public retirement systems are well managed and fiscally sound. How...

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Dems: Hogg: Iowans must be assured that there are safe, secure environments at every Iowa facility

January 4, 2017

(Des Moines) Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg has released the following response to news that clients were mistreated at the Glenwood State Resource Center. “Abuse is never acceptable. This is especially worrisome because families in [...]

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Dems: On Medicaid “…Iowans should be heard first.”

August 29, 2016

Opening Comments at the August 29th Statehouse Medicaid Listening Post by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Senate Co-Chair of the Health Policy Oversight Committee   “I’m glad we are holding a Medicaid listening post today at the Iowa Statehouse.  And I am glad you are here to share your experiences with the committee. In the…

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Dems: 2016 Session Highlights

April 29, 2016
Dems: 2016 Session Highlights

During this tight budget year, Senate Democrats fought to maintain economic security for Iowa families by standing up for workers and investing in skills training, job creation and the educational opportunities from preschool through college. We hoped to accomplish more, but chose compromise over gridlock. We balanced the state budget in a fiscally responsible way.…

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Dems: More safe, convenient transportation options

April 18, 2016

New legislation will make safe, convenient, affordable transportation options more available to Iowans, while also creating job opportunities. House File 2414 sets consistent standards for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) in Iowa.   TNCs, including Uber and Lyft, provide on-demand service. You use a ride-hailing app on your smartphone to find a driver to give you…

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Dems: Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Improvement and Oversight Bill–Sf 2213

March 1, 2016

Intent: Medicaid managed care should be implemented and administered in a manner that safeguards the interests of Medicaid members, encourages the participation of Medicaid providers and protects the interests of Iowa taxpayers.

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