Posts Tagged ‘ Health Care ’

Dems: Livestream on Wednesday – More changes to Iowa Medicaid

February 6, 2018
Dems: Livestream on Wednesday – More changes to Iowa Medicaid

At 3 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7, Michael Randol, director of the state’s Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, will answer questions from members of the Senate Human Resources Committee. Director Randol previously was the state Medicaid Director for [...]

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Dems: Senators introduce bill to end privatized Medicaid

January 17, 2018

All 20 Democrats and the one Independent in the Iowa Senate have introduced SF 2058, a bill to end privatized Medicaid and put Iowans back in control of a state-run system that provides affordable health care to more than 560,000 citizens.

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Dems: McCoy and Forbes file bill for public health care option

December 19, 2017

State Senator Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, and State Representative John Forbes, D-Urbandale, filed a bill today that will make health care more accessible and affordable for Iowans.  Called the Healthy Iowans for a Public Option (HIPO), the new plan would give the 72,000 Iowans on the individual market another health insurance option.

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Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

December 18, 2017
Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

Iowa’s outstanding health insurance for children is at risk due to the Congressional failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Without federal action, the state of Iowa faces millions more in costs even though 44,000 fewer children would be insured.

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Dems: Democrats call on Statehouse Republicans to ‘put Iowans back in control of Medicaid’

December 15, 2017

In a letter emailed today to Governor Reynolds and Republican lawmakers, Iowa’s Democratic state legislators are asking for bipartisan cooperation during the 2018 session to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

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Dems: Senators call on Gov. Reynolds to extend sign-up period for Medicaid

November 29, 2017

Citing continuing turmoil for Iowa’s Medicaid recipients, state senators are calling on Gov. Reynolds to grant an additional 30 days for more than 200,000 former AmeriHealth members who are being denied a choice of Medicaid providers to choose either UnitedHealthcare or a fee-for-service system.

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Dems: Iowa health insurance for 2018

November 6, 2017
Dems: Iowa health insurance for 2018

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Iowans when it comes to health care. Recent health care news has left many frustrated. Here is some information about where things stand right now. We hope this helps provide a little clarity about health care options available to Iowans.

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Dems: Privatized Medicaid has more bad news for Iowans

October 31, 2017

Privatized Medicaid has proven to be bad news for Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers. The best advice for Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is this: "You’ve dug yourself into a hole. You need  to stop digging."

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Dems: Latest revenue estimates show Republican policies continue to damage job growth and economic opportunities

October 15, 2017

"Today’s updated revenue estimates are more evidence that Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are continuing to break those promises to Iowans. That’s bad, bad news for Iowa families and their communities, especially those living in smaller towns and rural ares."

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Dems: Mathis named “Hero in the Fight” for better mental health treatment in Iowa

October 6, 2017
Dems: Mathis named “Hero in the Fight” for better mental health treatment in Iowa

State Senator Liz Mathis (D-Hiawatha) has been named a Hero in the Fight by the Linn County chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. The Heroes in the Fight awards are given each year to those who help fight stigma the stigma of mental illness and promote positive changes to ensure all Iowans have access…

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