Tag Archives: Iowa Medicaid

Republican Proposal To Ration Health Care

from the Iowa Senate Democrats –  In the final days of the 2018 campaign, a Northwest Iowa State Senator may have mistakenly released the Republican Party of Iowa’s secret plan to “fix” the Medicaid privatization mess. During a forum last … 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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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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Democrats Lay Out Agenda For 2016 Legislative Session

Gronstal: “There is no net to the general fund. That is the fiction they’ve created.”

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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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Why Is Governor Branstad Dismantling Medicaid?

From the newsletter of Senator Bolkcom (D) – Iowa City BRANSTAD HEADLONG RUSH TO PRIVATIZE MEDICAID Medicaid provides health coverage to just over a half million of the most vulnerable people in our state, including seniors, families and children, pregnant … Continue reading

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Framing the Medicaid Debate

Our family has been able to afford health insurance, and has had continuous coverage since my career in transportation began in 1984. It is a budget priority, regardless of our work situation. With the April 2013 16.3 percent increase from … Continue reading

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Contact Governor Branstad About Medicaid Health Coverage

Bring your tax dollars home! If you think it’s unfair that Iowa could get less access to health coverage than those in other states — especially when your tax dollars are helping pay for it — tell your lawmakers and … Continue reading

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Have I Gone To Hell?

I am writing this on Monday as it crosses my heat weary mind. Over the years, many folks have invited me to take a trip south, to a place called Hell. I have graciously declined knowing that our travel budget is … Continue reading

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Branstad Says No To Medicaid Money For Iowans, Helps GOP With #1 Priority

This article was in Sunday’s Omaha World-Herald online edition: We’ve excerpted the portions about Branstad that pertain to Iowa.  BFIA has deciphered some of the Branstad-speak for your convenience and added some comments. They are in brackets. Terry Branstad of … Continue reading

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