Posts Tagged ‘ Medicaid ’

Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

August 29, 2018
Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

In a video released Sunday, AJ+ looks at “what happens when a state puts a crucial social safety net in the hands of for-profit companies.” It’s a devastating report on Iowa's Medicaid privatization that features Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, as well as Iowans who are suffering under the #MedicaidMess.

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Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

August 24, 2018
Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers  “Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers received a gut punch today because of the mismanagement of privatized Medicaid by Governor [...]

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Dems: More Medicaid mess: Iowans lose access to dental care

June 29, 2018

The Medicaid privatization disaster is getting even worse with the decision by UI's College of Dentistry to stop taking new adult Medicaid patients. Oral health is the number one unmet need in Iowa adults.

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Dems: Still no answers on Medicaid mess

June 18, 2018

The failure by the Reynolds Administration to come clean with Iowa taxpayers is even more reason for the State Auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of Medicaid privatization that explains why it isn’t working.

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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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