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Iowa Issues Lost In Trump Blather

Had the pleasure of joining in on a virtual fundraiser for state senatorial candidate Chris Brase from Muscatine the other night. Brase is a former state senator who lost his seat in 2016. In his pre-legislative days, Brase was a … Continue reading

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What Is This Woman Thinking?

video 30 seconds: It is not my custom to run an ad for a Republican candidate but this one just cries out for analysis. It would be hard to do analysis without viewing the object to be analyzed. So forgive … Continue reading

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Health Care, Health Care, Health Care!

We spent most of the holiday in the emergency room with an elderly relative. For those who have been in a similar situation you know that you will have a lot of time on your hands while waiting for test … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Medicaid Toothache

I worked as an admissions clerk at the University of Iowa Dental Clinic after graduate school. We saw patients from all around Iowa — wealthy patients with private insurance, indigents with limited means, and everyone in between. Anyone who came … Continue reading

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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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