Posts Tagged ‘ In the News ’

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: McCoy requests Oversight Committee review of “root causes” of the abuse of Glenwood residents

March 6, 2017

It’s imperative that the Legislature closely review a new report on Glenwood to ensure residents are safe. The Iowa Department of Human Services runs the facility and disclosed in January that seven residents were physically abused and 13 residents were subjected to verbal abuse or neglect.

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Dems: Iowa Legislative Leaders, Governor Branstad Pre-Session Interviews with Iowa Reporters (Video)

January 5, 2017

On January 13, 2017, the Associated Press organized a pre-session news conference with with the leaders of the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad. The meetings were livestreamed on the Iowa Senate Democrats' Facebook Page.

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Dems: Sen. Gronstal on “This Week in Iowa” on Sunday

May 5, 2016
Dems: Sen. Gronstal on “This Week in Iowa” on Sunday

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal will be featured on WOI-TV’s “This Week in Iowa” from 9 to 10 am Sunday, May 8, talking about the highlights and disappointments of the 2016 legislative session. Get complete details or watch online at www.weareiowa.com/news/this-week-in-iowa.

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Dems: Sen. Gronstal on Iowa Press this weekend

May 4, 2016
Dems: Sen. Gronstal on Iowa Press this weekend

Catch Iowa Press this weekend. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal will discuss strategies for expanding Iowa’s middle class and more! The program airs May 6, 2016 7:30 pm on IPTV.1; May 7, 2016 8:30 am on WORLD.3; and May 8, 2016 12:00 pm on IPTV.1. Or watch it online at www.iptv.org.

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Dems: DMR: Branstad touts Medicaid contracts, but few hospitals signed

November 20, 2015

Gov. Terry Branstad, who is pushing to shift management of the state’s Medicaid program to private companies on Jan. 1, said Thursday that the firms have signed more than 12,000 contracts with pharmacies, doctors and other health care providers. But most Iowa hospitals and physicians have not signed contracts to participate in the new system,…

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Dems: TH: Jochum to air Iowa Medicaid transition concerns in meeting at White House

November 18, 2015

Iowa’s top Democrat will voice her concerns about Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to privatize the state’s Medicaid system during a meeting Wednesday at the White House. Senate President Pam Jochum, D-Dubuque, said she will attend a meeting at the White House to discuss the Medicaid transition scheduled for implementation Jan. 1. She will meet with…

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Dems: TH: Jochum to air Iowa Medicaid transition concerns in meeting at White House

November 18, 2015

Iowa’s top Democrat will voice her concerns about Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to privatize the state’s Medicaid system during a meeting Wednesday at the White House. Senate President Pam Jochum, D-Dubuque, said she will attend a meeting at the White House to discuss the Medicaid transition scheduled for implementation Jan. 1. She will meet with…

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Dems: CH: Senator talks school budget

November 17, 2015

State Sen. Rita Hart was a guest of the Central DeWitt Community School Board at its regular meeting Wednesday. As part of a legislative update, Hart answered questions from school administrators and the board. During the discussion, Hart said nothing is more important for economic development than investing in education. However, she said the upcoming…

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Dems: CH: Many more questions than answers

November 6, 2015
Dems: CH: Many more questions than answers

Plenty of questions have surfaced following Gov. Terry Branstand’s announcement to privatize Iowa Medicaid. During a listening post this week, those questions continued. Iowa Sen. Rita Hart (D-Calmus) and Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe (D-Clinton) hosted a community meeting Wednesday and invited fellow Iowa state legislators Sen. Liz Mathis (D-Robbins) and Rep. Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf) —…

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