Posts Tagged ‘ Health Care ’

Dems: Iowa Democratic Senators announce Medicaid Improvement Bill

February 14, 2019

DES MOINES —  Two health care leaders in the Iowa Senate have introduced legislation to make significant reforms to Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system. Senate File 156, the Senate Democratic Medicaid Improvement Bill, has been introduced [...]

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Dems: Jochum receives Pharmacy Association’s “Good Governance Award”

January 29, 2019
Dems: Jochum receives Pharmacy Association’s “Good Governance Award”

State Sen. Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque) was presented today with the Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Good Governance Award during the organization’s annual Legislative Day in Des Moines. The Good Governance Award recognizes Sen. Jochum’s legislative efforts and support for public health and the pharmacy profession.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on abortion ruling

January 22, 2019

"The District Court decision sends a strong message to Iowa women that their constitutional rights are important and their health care decisions should be made by them, not politicians.... I want Iowa to be known as the safest place in the country to have a baby."

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Dems: Lackluster state revenue projections are bad news for Iowans

December 13, 2018

"These lackluster figures (December's revenue projections) are more evidence that the Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting the interests of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires ahead of what’s best for working Iowans."

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Dems: Partial review of privatized Medicaid disaster doesn’t answer concerns

November 26, 2018
Dems: Partial review of privatized Medicaid disaster doesn’t answer concerns

A partial review of the Medicaid privatization disaster is a big pile of excuses with no good answers for Iowa taxpayers who are being ripped off. Departing State Auditor Mary Mosiman is one of a long line of Republican politicians who still cannot answer simple questions about the cost and quality of privatized Medicaid.

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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: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

September 23, 2018
Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

The U.S. has seen a jump in suicides in recent years, with rural states being hardest hit. Iowa’s suicide rate increased more than 35 percent between 1999 and 2016. Mental illness, economic hardship, relationship problems, [...]

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

September 21, 2018
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

 While session ended last spring, we continue to hear many stories from Iowans that Medicaid privatization keeps getting worse, not better. We’ve heard from Iowans who have been denied critical care and essential medical equipment like walkers and whee...

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Dems: Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

September 6, 2018
Dems: Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

Since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, people have been systematically denied critical care, essential medical equipment and have had their services severely reduced or cut altogether. Providers have had to close their doors, or l...

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Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

August 29, 2018
Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

In a video released Sunday, AJ+ looks at “what happens when a state puts a crucial social safety net in the hands of for-profit companies.” It’s a devastating report on Iowa's Medicaid privatization that features Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, as well as Iowans who are suffering under the #MedicaidMess.

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