Posts Tagged ‘ Governor Branstad ’

Dems: Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services 

January 23, 2017

Bolkcom: “The Republican proposal unveiled today sends the wrong message about the future of our state. The budget slashing by Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and Republican legislators leaves the fastest growing part of the state budget off the table: excessive tax credits. It is time to drain the swamp.”

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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: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

June 6, 2016
Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

A successful, high quality, Iowa health care program is being dismantled based on deliberate sabotage by the Branstad Administration. Skilled Iowa caregivers who provided services to children at the Independence MHI have lost their jobs. In the end, Iowa kids and Iowa tax dollars will be sent out-of-state for health care that had been provided…

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Dems: Response to Governor Branstad’s action today on Medicaid oversight

May 27, 2016
Dems: Response to Governor Branstad’s action today on Medicaid oversight

“I’m glad Governor Branstad did not veto the Medicaid oversight compromise reached by the Iowa House and Senate. The mistakes and mismanagement caused by Iowa’s rushed approach to Medicaid privatization continue to create problems for some of Iowa’s most vulnerable residents. “This summer and fall, we will continue to listen to, and be vigilant advocates…

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Dems: Governor, Medicaid privatization actually means fewer health care providers for Iowa kids

February 4, 2016

Today Governor Branstad claimed that “Managed care means more doctors for Medicaid patients.” However, when it comes to the 37,000 children who had been served by Iowa’s nationally praised Hawk-I health insurance program, new numbers from the Branstad Administration show those children will have access to far fewer health care providers under Medicaid privatization. (See…

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

November 19, 2015

“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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Dems: Senators on way to DC for “Urgent federal action to protect Iowans and community health care providers”

November 17, 2015

"We are talking about the health care of one out of six Iowans—many who have serious health challenges—and the jobs of the people who provide their health care. If the federal government closely reviews the Iowa Medicaid privatization mess so far, I believe they will conclude that the Branstad Administration is simply not up to…

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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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