Posts Tagged ‘ Health Care ’

Dems: Statement on latest privatized Medicaid contracts

July 10, 2019

Gov. Reynolds has again agreed to give the MCOs the largest dollar increases for Medicaid in the last decade. The publicly managed Medicaid system grew at an average of 5% each year over a 10-year period before privatization. Last year, the increase was 8.4%. The increase announced today is a whopping 8.6%!

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Dems: Fight for medical cannabis reforms continues

July 1, 2019

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.

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Dems: Iowans urged to ask legislators to stand by votes

June 24, 2019

Iowans pushing to overturn Gov. Reynolds' veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway to their goal of calling for a special session. HF 732 was overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House (96-3) and Senate (40-7).

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Dems: Statement on Governor’s explanation of DHS shakeup

June 18, 2019

If the Governor has been working behind closed doors for nearly six months on a new direction, a new team and a new vision for the Department of Human Services, she needs to back up her rhetoric with positive action.

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Dems: Statement on departure of Human Services director

June 17, 2019

After years of mismanagement and neglect by Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans, Iowans deserve a new Director with the backbone necessary to put quality care and proper oversight ahead of special interests.

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Dems: Legislators call for override of Governor’s medical cannabis veto

May 29, 2019

Two Iowa lawmakers announced a statewide effort to override Governor Reynold’s last-minute veto to HF 732, a collection of urgently needed Iowa medical cannabis reforms. To override the veto, two thirds of lawmakers in each chamber must request a special session of the Legislature to take action.

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Dems: Legislators disappointed by governor’s veto of bipartisan help for suffering Iowans

May 24, 2019

Legislative supporters of strengthening Iowa’s weak medical cannabis program are disappointed Governor Reynolds vetoed HF 732, which passed the Iowa House by a vote of 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate by a vote of 40 to 7.

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Dems: Statement on Governor signing Health & Human Services budget

May 3, 2019

“Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans worked in lock step to pass a budget rich with perks for special interests and out-of-state corporations rather than putting Iowans first. They supported taking away the civil rights of [...]

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Dems: Feds launch investigative review of oversight of privatized Medicaid

April 17, 2019

The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.

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Dems: Feds launch investigative review of oversight of privatized Medicaid

April 17, 2019

The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.

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