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Dems: Hogg elected leader of Senate Democrats

November 19, 2016
Dems: Hogg elected leader of Senate Democrats

At a Statehouse meeting Nov. 19, Democratic members of the Iowa Senate unanimously elected State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids to serve as the Iowa Senate’s Democratic Leader. Senate Democrats also elected Amanda Ragan of Mason City as Senate Democratic Whip, and six assistant leaders: Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City, Bill Dotzler of Waterloo,…

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Dems: MONDAY – Two key Medicaid meetings at Statehouse on Aug. 29

August 26, 2016
Dems: MONDAY – Two key Medicaid meetings at Statehouse on Aug. 29

Two Medicaid events at the Iowa Statehouse on Monday, Aug. 29: a Medicaid listening post & a Health Policy Oversight Committee meeting.

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Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

August 15, 2016
Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

State Senators Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls, Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, and Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids are asking the chair of the Iowa Board of Regents for details regarding the search for a new president for the University of Northern Iowa.

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Dems: Sen. Gronstal on “This Week in Iowa” on Sunday

May 5, 2016
Dems: Sen. Gronstal on “This Week in Iowa” on Sunday

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal will be featured on WOI-TV’s “This Week in Iowa” from 9 to 10 am Sunday, May 8, talking about the highlights and disappointments of the 2016 legislative session. Get complete details or watch online at www.weareiowa.com/news/this-week-in-iowa.

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Dems: Sen. Gronstal on Iowa Press this weekend

May 4, 2016
Dems: Sen. Gronstal on Iowa Press this weekend

Catch Iowa Press this weekend. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal will discuss strategies for expanding Iowa’s middle class and more! The program airs May 6, 2016 7:30 pm on IPTV.1; May 7, 2016 8:30 am on WORLD.3; and May 8, 2016 12:00 pm on IPTV.1. Or watch it online at www.iptv.org.

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Dems: Video links to individual public comments at the 12/7/15 Medicaid Hearing

December 8, 2015
Dems: Video links to individual public comments at the 12/7/15 Medicaid Hearing

A list of public comments and video links from the afternoon session of December 7, 2015, meeting of the Iowa Legislature's Health Care Oversight Committee.

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Dems: Public comment at the 12/07/15 Medicaid hearing

December 8, 2015
Dems: Public comment at the 12/07/15 Medicaid hearing

Links to video of the afternoon public comment speakers and legislative discussion at the December 7, 2015, meeting of the Iowa Legislature's Health Care Oversight Committee. Here is the end of meeting discussion by Legislators.

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

November 22, 2015
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: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

November 22, 2015
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: Senators: “Don’t penalize Iowa health care providers for declining to rush into contracts with managed care companies”

November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015 (DES MOINES) The Branstad Administration is being urged not to penalize Iowa hospitals, nursing homes and other providers if they haven’t signed contracts with private Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) by January 1, 2016.  Under the Administration’s current rules, health care providers that have not signed with a MCO by then will…

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