Posts Tagged ‘ Medicaid ’

Dems: MONDAY – Two key Medicaid meetings at Statehouse on Aug. 29

August 26, 2016
Dems: MONDAY – Two key Medicaid meetings at Statehouse on Aug. 29

Two Medicaid events at the Iowa Statehouse on Monday, Aug. 29: a Medicaid listening post & a Health Policy Oversight Committee meeting.

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Dems: Documents referenced in Iowa Senate YouTube videos

July 25, 2016

Collection of links to documents referenced in Iowa Senate Youtube videos. Newest documents are listed first.

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Dems: Mathis: Medicaid Oversight Law takes effect July 1 in midst of continued problems

June 30, 2016
Dems: Mathis: Medicaid Oversight Law takes effect July 1 in midst of continued problems

Today I want to highlight the Medicaid oversight reforms which go into effect tomorrow, July 1. I also want to draw attention on the continuing problems the Medicaid mess is creating for Iowa families and Iowa health care providers. Medicaid beneficiaries and providers will take questions about problems created by the mismanaged transition from publicly-managed…

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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: 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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GOP: House Republican Medicaid Oversight Plan

April 7, 2016
GOP: House Republican Medicaid Oversight Plan

Consumer Protection  |  Outcome Achievement  |  Program Integrity Medicaid Modernization has full-time, comprehensive oversight in place, and this bill adds additional consumer protections and accountability measures to ensure patients are receiving the high quality health care that the state provides. The House GOP Plan: Requires an unprecedented amount of data and reporting from CMS, DHS,…

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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: 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: 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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