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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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Iowa House Takes Up Medicaid MCO Termination Bill

 Action Alert from Disabilities Resource Center CALL TO ACTION – TELL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE THAT LINDA UPMEYER IS ABOUT TO LEAD THEM TO AN ALMOST CERTAIN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE HOUSE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION BY PREVENTING … Continue reading

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Feds Wisely Delay Iowa’s Medicaid Privatization‏

The decision by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week to delay privatization of Iowa’s Medicaid program is a victory for Medicaid recipients and providers. Thousands of Iowans have been telling us this for months: the … Continue reading

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Death Of A Legend

Reprinted with permission from the January 2016 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter, available only in hard copy for $12/yr.!!  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City 52244.   If that ____-sucking mother-_____ tries to bust … Continue reading

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Update On Branstad’s Plan To Corporatize Medicaid

Iowans for Quality Medicaid On Monday, the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee will meet at 10am at the State Capitol to get an update on the Governor’s plan to privatize Medicaid. If you can’t make it, you can watch … Continue reading

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