Posts Tagged ‘ Medicaid Privitization ’

Dems: Remarks on the HHS Conference Report

April 29, 2016
Dems: Remarks on the HHS Conference Report

April 29, 2016 by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Chair of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee This is the conference committee report on the HHS budget. The key issue before the committee was our differing approaches to the problems created by Medicaid privatization.   No other state has privatized Medicaid so completely, so…

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Dems: Senators on way to DC for “Urgent federal action to protect Iowans and community health care providers”

November 17, 2015

"We are talking about the health care of one out of six Iowans—many who have serious health challenges—and the jobs of the people who provide their health care. If the federal government closely reviews the Iowa Medicaid privatization mess so far, I believe they will conclude that the Branstad Administration is simply not up to…

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Dems: Senators: “Don’t penalize Iowa health care providers for declining to rush into contracts with managed care companies”

November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015 (DES MOINES) The Branstad Administration is being urged not to penalize Iowa hospitals, nursing homes and other providers if they haven’t signed contracts with private Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) by January 1, 2016.  Under the Administration’s current rules, health care providers that have not signed with a MCO by then will…

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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: Ragan: Medicaid mistakes putting additional burdens on at risk Iowans; Legislators must “clean up this mess as best we can”

November 3, 2015

Governor Branstad’s proposal to privatize Iowa Medicaid is worrying tens of thousands of Iowans. I can’t remember an issue that has ever generated so many serious concerns. I’m getting many phone calls, letters, and emails on this subject. People stop me on the street and want to talk about Medicaid. Iowans of all kinds tell…

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Dems: Senator urges Branstad-Reynolds Administration to keep hawk-i out of the “managed care mess”

October 15, 2015

Iowa Senate News Release State Senator Janet Petersen Contact: (515) 991-6311 For Immediate Release: October 15, 2015    Senator urges Branstad-Reynolds Administration to keep hawk-i out of the “managed care mess” Iowa children deserve to keep successful health care program    (Des Moines)  A key state senator is asking the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to reconsider their…

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Dems:  Key Senators ask feds to stop or slow down Branstad’s rush to privatize health care for at-risk Iowans

September 16, 2015

The state Senators responsible for health care policy and funding have asked Obama Administration officials to stop or significantly slow down Governor Branstad’s massive effort to privatize Iowa Medicaid services.

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