Posts Tagged ‘ Medicaid ’

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: Jochum 2016 Opening Address: Focus on the next generation of Iowans

January 11, 2016

Welcome back.  Hopefully during the interim you were able to rejuvenate and enjoy some quality time with family and friends. This is a hopeful time of the year when we ring in a New Year and a new legislative session.  It is a time to look back and reflect, and it is a time to…

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Dems: Gronstal 2016 Opening Address: Let’s get to work!

January 11, 2016

  Welcome to the first day of the 2016 session of the Iowa Legislature. Our focus this year must be bringing more workers and their families into Iowa’s middle class. Iowans are counting on us.  Based on the events of the last year, here are two steps that should receive strong, bipartisan support in the…

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Dems: Video links to individual public comments at the 12/7/15 Medicaid Hearing

December 8, 2015
Dems: Video links to individual public comments at the 12/7/15 Medicaid Hearing

A list of public comments and video links from the afternoon session of December 7, 2015, meeting of the Iowa Legislature's Health Care Oversight Committee.

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Dems: Public comment at the 12/07/15 Medicaid hearing

December 8, 2015
Dems: Public comment at the 12/07/15 Medicaid hearing

Links to video of the afternoon public comment speakers and legislative discussion at the December 7, 2015, meeting of the Iowa Legislature's Health Care Oversight Committee. Here is the end of meeting discussion by Legislators.

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Dems: Governor’s own numbers show that Iowans’ access to health at risk

November 19, 2015

“It’s unbelievable that Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds would claim that it’s good news for Iowans that fewer than one-third of Iowa’s Medicaid providers have signed up for their proposed Medicaid privatization program. It is actually bad news because the effect of such low participation by health care providers would be to prevent hundreds…

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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: Key Senators: Federal officials respond to concerns of Iowans about Medicaid privatization

November 6, 2015

Key Senators: Federal officials respond to concerns of Iowans about Medicaid privatization

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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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