Democratic State Senators To Hold Medicaid Hearings

Iowa Capitol

Iowa Capitol

On Monday, August 29, Iowans can share their experiences with Medicaid privatization with legislators from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 103 at the Iowa Statehouse.

To participate, sign up using this online form:

Speakers will have three minutes to tell legislators and the public about their experiences. The meeting will be livestreamed at

The listening post is sponsored by the Democratic members of the Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee. The entire committee will meet later that day from 12:30 to 4:30 PM in that same room.

Health Policy Oversight Committee meets Aug. 29
During the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature, a compromise between the House and Senate created the “Health Policy Oversight Committee.” On Monday, August 29, this committee will meet in Room 103 at the Iowa Statehouse from 12:30 to 4:30 PM.

Here’s the agenda:

The meeting will be livestreamed at

Health care providers say Medicaid privatization means fewer services, higher costs
A new survey has found Iowa Medicaid providers are still struggling with Governor Branstad’s privatization plan, which began earlier this year.

Providers say the privatization plan has led to increased costs, has reduced services for clients, and has even forced them to borrow money because they are not being paid on time.

Read more at:

Video of the July 26 meeting of the Senate Human Resources Committee

Complete morning session:
Complete afternoon session:
Documents mentioned in this meeting can be found at:
The information for each video includes a list of speakers and direct links to their comments.

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