Posts Tagged ‘ Iowa Medicaid ’

Dems: Mathis: Medicaid Oversight Law takes effect July 1 in midst of continued problems

June 30, 2016
Dems: Mathis: Medicaid Oversight Law takes effect July 1 in midst of continued problems

Today I want to highlight the Medicaid oversight reforms which go into effect tomorrow, July 1. I also want to draw attention on the continuing problems the Medicaid mess is creating for Iowa families and Iowa health care providers. Medicaid beneficiaries and providers will take questions about problems created by the mismanaged transition from publicly-managed…

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Dems: Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Improvement and Oversight Bill–Sf 2213

March 1, 2016

Intent: Medicaid managed care should be implemented and administered in a manner that safeguards the interests of Medicaid members, encourages the participation of Medicaid providers and protects the interests of Iowa taxpayers.

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Dems: Public comment at the 12/07/15 Medicaid hearing

December 8, 2015
Dems: Public comment at the 12/07/15 Medicaid hearing

Links to video of the afternoon public comment speakers and legislative discussion at the December 7, 2015, meeting of the Iowa Legislature's Health Care Oversight Committee. Here is the end of meeting discussion by Legislators.

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Dems: Ragan: The problems Iowa families and providers warned us of are here. How will we respond?

December 7, 2015

  December 7, 2015                                                                 Prepared remarks by Senator Amanda Ragan, Co-Chair of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee The key question for…

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Dems: Ragan: The problems Iowa families and providers warned us of are here. How will we respond?

December 7, 2015

  December 7, 2015                                                                 Prepared remarks by Senator Amanda Ragan, Co-Chair of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee The key question for…

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Dems: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

November 22, 2015
Dems: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

Governor Branstad, you have consistently claimed that using private companies to manage Medicaid services will save money and improve care. Do you have any evidence to support your claims? Are you aware that your claims are not supported by the most comprehensive study of Medicaid managed care.

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Dems: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

November 22, 2015
Dems: Five Questions Governor Branstad Needs to Answer Before Medicaid Privatization

Governor Branstad, you have consistently claimed that using private companies to manage Medicaid services will save money and improve care. Do you have any evidence to support your claims? Are you aware that your claims are not supported by the most comprehensive study of Medicaid managed care.

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Dems: Major concerns and unanswered questions force attempt to delay Medicaid privatization

November 3, 2015

“Iowans have urgent concerns about Medicaid privatization and they are desperately asking their legislators for help. “That’s why I’m so disappointed the Health Policy Oversight Committee rejected a six month delay of Governor Branstad’s rush to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa.

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Dems: Lawmakers Request Oversight Investigation on Misconduct in Medicaid Privatization

October 30, 2015

After new allegations surfaced yesterday about improper political influence during the award process for privatizing the state’s Medicaid program, four Iowa lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee today requested the committee investigate the matter at a meeting on November 18th. “Yesterday, new allegations surfaced about improper political influence between Branstad officials and two former GOP…

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Dems: Lawmakers Request Oversight Investigation on Misconduct in Medicaid Privatization

October 30, 2015

After new allegations surfaced yesterday about improper political influence during the award process for privatizing the state’s Medicaid program, four Iowa lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee today requested the committee investigate the matter at a meeting on November 18th. “Yesterday, new allegations surfaced about improper political influence between Branstad officials and two former GOP…

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