Posts Tagged ‘ medicaid privatization ’

Dems: Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

September 8, 2016
Dems: Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

On Monday, September 12th, there will be a conference call on the current status of Iowa Medicaid with officials from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The September 12th call will occur from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The call-in number is 1-888-456-0279 and the access code is: 4499957.

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Dems: On Medicaid “…Iowans should be heard first.”

August 29, 2016

Opening Comments at the August 29th Statehouse Medicaid Listening Post by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Senate Co-Chair of the Health Policy Oversight Committee   “I’m glad we are holding a Medicaid listening post today at the Iowa Statehouse.  And I am glad you are here to share your experiences with the committee. In the…

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Dems: Response to Governor Branstad’s action today on Medicaid oversight

May 27, 2016
Dems: Response to Governor Branstad’s action today on Medicaid oversight

“I’m glad Governor Branstad did not veto the Medicaid oversight compromise reached by the Iowa House and Senate. The mistakes and mismanagement caused by Iowa’s rushed approach to Medicaid privatization continue to create problems for some of Iowa’s most vulnerable residents. “This summer and fall, we will continue to listen to, and be vigilant advocates…

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Dems: Opening remarks on SF 2213, oversight for Medicaid privatization

March 1, 2016

The task before us now is protecting Iowans with tough, bipartisan oversight and accountability. Our job is to protect the health care safety net for Iowa families. We are all one accident or illness away from depending on Medicaid.

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Dems: “Now, more than ever, we must all work together for robust Medicaid oversight”

February 23, 2016

“Now, more than ever, we must all work together for robust Medicaid oversight,” said Senator Liz Mathis of Robins, chair of the Senate Human Resources Committee. “The Senate is working on tough, bipartisan oversight and accountability protections. Iowans will do a better job than out-of-state corporations when it comes to overseeing the health care safety…

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Dems: Public invited to discuss Medicaid privatization in Davenport – Friday, Feb. 19

February 16, 2016

Davenport area residents are invited to join Senators Chris Brase and Joe Seng for a discussion of Medicaid privatization and other legislative issues this Friday. The meeting will be held Friday, February 19th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at CASI, the Center for Active Seniors, at 1035 W Kimberly Road in Davenport.

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Dems: Governor, Medicaid privatization actually means fewer health care providers for Iowa kids

February 4, 2016

Today Governor Branstad claimed that “Managed care means more doctors for Medicaid patients.” However, when it comes to the 37,000 children who had been served by Iowa’s nationally praised Hawk-I health insurance program, new numbers from the Branstad Administration show those children will have access to far fewer health care providers under Medicaid privatization. (See…

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Dems: Jochum: Senate will vote on ending Medicaid Privatization

February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016   Statement by Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque This week, legislation was introduced in the Iowa Senate to stop Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. Democrats support this legislation—Senate Study Bill 3081, also known as the “Health Care Protection Act”, because our constituents tell us the Governor’s plan…

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Dems: Democrats call on President Obama and CMS to reject Branstad’s Medicaid privatization

January 27, 2016

Every Democratic member of the Iowa Senate signed a letter today asking President Obama and other key federal officials to end Governor Branstad’s disorganized push to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa. “Unfortunately, everything that we have seen and heard in the past month tells us that if CMS allows the Branstad/Reynolds Administration to fully implement…

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Dems: Democrats call on President Obama and CMS to reject Branstad’s Medicaid privatization

January 27, 2016

Every Democratic member of the Iowa Senate signed a letter today asking President Obama and other key federal officials to end Governor Branstad’s disorganized push to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa. “Unfortunately, everything that we have seen and heard in the past month tells us that if CMS allows the Branstad/Reynolds Administration to fully implement…

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