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A Sad Anniversary Today

One Year Ago Terry Branstad Unilaterally Privatized Iowa’s Medicaid Administration. It Has Been A Disaster. One year ago today – April 1, 2016, Governor Terry Branstad completed his goal of handing huge amounts of taxpayer money over to private business … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs You, Donald Kaul! Considering the coming of what promises to be a MEMORABLE Iowa legislative session this spring, my mind wandered to days of yore when a young writer for the Des Moines Register would annually make fun … Continue reading

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What To Write? What To Write?

about 30 seconds: This blog is a labor of love. A chance many folks don’t get to give a perspective on things that others may not have thought about. But trying to decide what stories to comment on is very … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report: The Medicaid Mess

This came in late last weekend, but is still quite relevant. Governor Branstad and his compadres have totally botched this transition in their haste to start funneling our tax money to their donors. This was, of course, a change that … Continue reading

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Branstad Doesn’t Veto Medicaid Oversight

A couple of interesting items that took place Friday. Governor Branstad signed the Medicaid oversight bill Friday. Since Branstad pushed the privatization and prioritization of Iowa’s medicaid program through as if he answered to no one there was much trepidation … Continue reading

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Pie Has Everything To Do With It

Iowa Democratic legislators apparently still think that Republicans can be embarassed for their silly, pathetic behavior. In this video it is wryly commented upon that Republicans seem more concerned about what kind of pie they are being served than about … Continue reading

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