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Inequality Kim

In the year or so that Kim Reynolds has been in charge of the state government and for the 6+ years that she was Branstad’s top lieutenant one thing seems to stand out as her main focus: widening the inequality … Continue reading

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Loebsack: Iowa Medicaid Experiment Has Failed

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after a report from the Des Moines Register showed that the Federal Government could be on the hook to pay $225 million to the private, for-profit insurance companies who … Continue reading

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Democrats Continue To Run On Issues

As Republicans across the country and across Iowa run on fear and hate, Democrats continue to run on actual issues. This is often overlooked by the corporate media. Donald Trump himself has so confused things that he has decided to … Continue reading

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Iowa’s recent very unpopular and poorly thought out experience with the privatization of the administration of Medicaid in Iowa makes one wonder what are the roots of privatization in this country and how pervasive is privatization. Much like guns or … Continue reading

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Privatization Has Consequences


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The Courtney Report

(ed. note: The excerpts this week focus on getting help for Medicaid recipients who have been left behind by the rush to privatization. More of Sen. Courtney’s newsletter can be found here) UPCOMING PUBLIC FORUMS Burlington Medicaid listening session – … Continue reading

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Legislative Forums: Republicans Misdirect, Obfuscate

Not many folks take advantage of the legislative forums that are held throughout the state during the legislative session. Usually these are held on Saturdays in cities and towns around the state. Members of the legislature for the area come … 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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Stop Branstad’s Corporate Takeover Of Medicaid

Action Alert from Iowans for Quality Medicaid Action is needed ASAP in support of a Senate vote today to stop Medicaid privatization. On Thursday, February 10, the Iowa Senate will debate Senate File 2125, legislation to stop Medicaid privatization. In … Continue reading

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Loebsack to Obama: Deny Iowa’s Medicaid Waiver

Still think there’s no difference between Republicans and Democrats?  While Republicans blindly follow Branstad’s lead in attempting to privatize (dismantle) Medicaid, Iowa’s only Democrat in Congress, Dave Loebsack, is fighting to protect 560,000 vulnerable Iowans who rely on it.  We … Continue reading

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