Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

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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Dems: Iowa shouldn’t sell off its courts to the highest bidders

February 4, 2019

As the Judicial Branch’s website notes: ‘Merit selection is designed to emphasize the professional qualifications of applicants for judicial appointment and minimize partisan politics.’ That’s apparently not good enough for Republican politicians.

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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: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

New rules being pushed through by Senate Republicans would eliminate the requirement that subcommittees be open to the public and that notification of the meetings go out 24 hours in advance. These changes are a shameful, deliberate attempt to cut more back-room deals and keep taxpayers in the dark about what they are doing.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

We are concerned that for the past two years, the Governor and legislative Republicans have pushed everyday Iowans to the back of the line. Republicans have allowed millionaires, big corporations and out-of-state MCOs to cut to the front of the line. Our goal this session is improve the lives of everyday 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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