Posts Tagged ‘ Health Care ’

Dems: More Medicaid mess: Iowans lose access to dental care

June 29, 2018

The Medicaid privatization disaster is getting even worse with the decision by UI's College of Dentistry to stop taking new adult Medicaid patients. Oral health is the number one unmet need in Iowa adults.

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Dems: Supreme Court decision is good for women’s health care

June 29, 2018

The decision today by the Iowa Supreme Court is a victory for the constitutional rights of Iowa women. It’s a shame that Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are working overtime to prevent women from accessing health care. That’s wrong. They are politicians, not doctors.

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Dems: Still no answers on Medicaid mess

June 18, 2018

The failure by the Reynolds Administration to come clean with Iowa taxpayers is even more reason for the State Auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of Medicaid privatization that explains why it isn’t working.

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Dems: Putting unconstitutional law on hold is good news for Iowa

June 1, 2018

Governor Reynolds and other Iowa Republican politicians sent a horrible message to everyone in the United States when they passed this unconstitutional law.  This dangerous law devalues women and girls and would further reduce access to quality, affordable health care across our state.

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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: Senate Dem Leader on Reynolds signing extreme abortion restrictions

May 4, 2018

In the past two years, Governor Reynolds and other the Republican-controlled Legislature have made our state more dangerous for Iowa women. Instead of improving health care access for women, Governor Reynolds and the Republican-controlled Legislature have pushed through policies that put more women at risk.

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Dems: Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

April 9, 2018

After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa has been signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new law will allow more Iowans to access mental health services and also pro...

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Dems: Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

April 7, 2018

According to a new report released by the State Ombudsman Office, there has been a 157% increase in Medicaid-related problems reported to the agency in 2017. Most of these complaints came from the members and providers involved in Home and Community Ba...

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Dems: Statement on deferred confirmation vote for DHS Director

March 7, 2018

We made a reasonable request today to delay the confirmation vote on Jerry Foxhoven until we can fully assess his leadership at DHS. First, there’s no need to rush this important decision. The deadline to deal with confirmations isn’t until April 15. Second, there are too many unresolved problems with the privatization of Medicaid services…

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Dems: Senator Petersen’s prepared remarks on SF 2281

February 28, 2018

I believe every Iowa woman in our state should have the FREEDOM to care for her body without government intervening. I believe every Iowa woman should have the FREEDOM to decide if and when she wants to be a parent. Unfortunately, that is becoming nearly impossible with Republicans in control of the Iowa Senate.

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