Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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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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Dems: Don’t let Medicaid mess undermine children’s health insurance

April 15, 2019

Two members of the board of Hawki, Iowa’s nationally recognized Hawki children’s health insurance program, today raised concerns about maintaining quality as it becomes part of Iowa’s troubled privatized Medicaid program. 

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Dems: Don’t let Medicaid mess undermine children’s health insurance

April 15, 2019

Two members of the board of Hawki, Iowa’s nationally recognized Hawki children’s health insurance program, today raised concerns about maintaining quality as it becomes part of Iowa’s troubled privatized Medicaid program. 

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Dems: What Iowans are saying

March 1, 2019
Dems: What Iowans are saying

Iowans want decent-paying jobs, affordable health care and the chance to lead a good life. In recent years, however, we’ve seen stagnant wages, rising health care costs and more Iowans living paycheck to paycheck. Iowans [...]

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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: GOP school funding shortchanges students & schools

February 5, 2019

It’s disappointing that legislative Republicans are even undercutting the Governor’s level of education spending. Senate Democrats will support a robust education funding plan that will make up for inflationary losses over the past two years and provide a modest increase as well. We believe that a 3 percent increase is what Iowa schools, educators and…

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