Posts Tagged ‘ Medicaid ’

Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Statement on deferred confirmation vote for DHS Director

March 7, 2018

We made a reasonable request today to delay the confirmation vote on Jerry Foxhoven until we can fully assess his leadership at DHS. First, there’s no need to rush this important decision. The deadline to deal with confirmations isn’t until April 15. Second, there are too many unresolved problems with the privatization of Medicaid services…

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Dems: Democrats denounce secret meeting on Medicaid problems

February 21, 2018

Four key Democratic state legislators today denounced plans by officials with Governor Kim Reynolds’s Administration to have a closed-door meeting to discuss the failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

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Dems: Livestream on Wednesday – More changes to Iowa Medicaid

February 6, 2018
Dems: Livestream on Wednesday – More changes to Iowa Medicaid

At 3 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7, Michael Randol, director of the state’s Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, will answer questions from members of the Senate Human Resources Committee. Director Randol previously was the state Medicaid Director for [...]

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Dems: Senators introduce bill to end privatized Medicaid

January 17, 2018

All 20 Democrats and the one Independent in the Iowa Senate have introduced SF 2058, a bill to end privatized Medicaid and put Iowans back in control of a state-run system that provides affordable health care to more than 560,000 citizens.

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Dems: McCoy and Forbes file bill for public health care option

December 19, 2017

State Senator Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, and State Representative John Forbes, D-Urbandale, filed a bill today that will make health care more accessible and affordable for Iowans.  Called the Healthy Iowans for a Public Option (HIPO), the new plan would give the 72,000 Iowans on the individual market another health insurance option.

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Dems: Democrats call on Statehouse Republicans to ‘put Iowans back in control of Medicaid’

December 15, 2017

In a letter emailed today to Governor Reynolds and Republican lawmakers, Iowa’s Democratic state legislators are asking for bipartisan cooperation during the 2018 session to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

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Dems: Senators call on Gov. Reynolds to extend sign-up period for Medicaid

November 29, 2017

Citing continuing turmoil for Iowa’s Medicaid recipients, state senators are calling on Gov. Reynolds to grant an additional 30 days for more than 200,000 former AmeriHealth members who are being denied a choice of Medicaid providers to choose either UnitedHealthcare or a fee-for-service system.

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Dems: Iowa health insurance for 2018

November 6, 2017
Dems: Iowa health insurance for 2018

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Iowans when it comes to health care. Recent health care news has left many frustrated. Here is some information about where things stand right now. We hope this helps provide a little clarity about health care options available to Iowans.

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Dems: Latest state deficit figures show GOP budget is ‘out of whack’ and hurting Iowa families

July 3, 2017

 "Iowa is not in a recession. Iowa is experiencing slow revenue growth because the policies of Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are out of whack. Delaying tax refunds for Iowa families and other gimmicks will not solve this budget mess. Republicans must stop showering tens of millions on large tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations.  These…

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