Category Archives: medicaid expansion

An Unadvertised Bomb Inside Repealing The ACA

Look out Kids, Mom and Dad may break you Filial responsibility. Ever hear of it? This is an old concept in law that goes back to the English poor laws in the 1600s. Stated simply, it means that children are … Continue reading

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Fighting The Healthcare Battle Again

Bernie speech on healthcare: (15 minutes) A little trip down memory lane: The major issue in early 2008 was not the economy until Republicans broke the economy in the middle of the year. The state of access to healthcare in … Continue reading

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Electoral College Meets Monday

We need some Profiles In Courage. We need them Monday. Anyone remember John F. Kennedy’s 1958 book “Profiles In Courage” concerning historical senators who laid their reputations and power on the line in order to do the right thing? We … Continue reading

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Well I feel like someone has simply come up and kicked me in the stomach. Like so many right now my feelings are a mix of depression, fear and flat out confusion. For the life of me I can not … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic State Senators Holding Hearings On Medicaid System.

Below are four reminders on upcoming Medicaid happenings. We hope you find this information helpful. You can follow our Medicaid efforts at –Iowa Senate Democrats Staff P.S. If you know somebody who’d like to receive these updates on Iowa … Continue reading

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info from Senator Brase on Medicaid privatization‏ Despite our repeated efforts to stop or delay it, Governor Branstad’s ill-conceived plan to turn over management of Iowa Medicaid to three out-of-state companies becomes a reality for 560,000 Iowans on April 1. … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

The following are excerpts from Sen. Courtney’s newsletter. The full newsletter can be seen here. BIPARTISAN OVERSIGHT WILL PROTECT VULNERABLE IOWANS Despite its disappointing and troubling start, the Branstad-Reynolds Medicaid privatization plan is moving forward. Our job now is to … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Medicaid Debacle Moves Forward

Iowa Democrats are attempting damage control, but Branstad’s corporatization of Medicaid is yet another sad tale of what happens when Republicans get too much power. State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City gave her opening remarks today regarding SF 2213, … Continue reading

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Advocates For Iowa Medicaid To Hold Rally At State Capitol

DES MOINES – Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver and a diverse group of health care providers, medical professionals, disability advocates, Medicaid beneficiaries and their families will be staging a rally at the Iowa State Capitol on Wednesday, February 24th, to … Continue reading

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Updates From Senator Robb Hogg

EDUCATION FUNDING The conference committee on the legislation (SF174) to fund our schools for the 2016-17 school year has met and informal discussions continue among the members of the committee. As you may know, the Senate has passed a 4 … Continue reading

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