Tag Archives: medicaid privatization

Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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Will Republicans Hide Because Of Healthcare?

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers drowned out by chants of “Save Our Healthcare” at MLK Day Rally Remember last year shortly after Antonin Scalia died and Chuck Grassley reinterpreted the constitution to read that he, as chair of the Judiciary Committee, … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs State Senators Brase And Courtney Returned

Don’t Forget Those State Races When You Vote! You can vote early now, so let’s get it done! Don’t forget that much of the impetus for the downgrading of American lifestyles has come from politicians not at the national level, … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Democrats Hold Hearings On Medicaid Mess

Who can forget what a huge hurry Gov. Branstad was in to turn Medicaid administration over to privatized companies last summer and fall despite warnings that the companies were in no way ready. He couldn’t wait to hand out taxpayer … Continue reading

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Board Of Regents Mess Typical For Branstad Administration

For the second time in two years one of Iowa’s major universities is looking for a new president. After last year’s fiasco in the hiring of businessman Bruce Herrald to head the University of Iowa three Democratic state senators have … Continue reading

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Privatization Has Consequences


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STATEMENT: Branstad’s Dangerous Healthcare Decisions

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2016 Contact: Monica Biddix, monica@progressiowa.org, (515) 661-4586 April 1st Is No Laughing Matter: Branstad’s Dangerous Healthcare Decisions Medicaid privatization, water quality failures the latest examples of Branstad/Reynolds’ misplaced priorities Des Moines, IA — Progress Iowa … Continue reading

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info from Senator Brase on Medicaid privatization‏ Despite our repeated efforts to stop or delay it, Governor Branstad’s ill-conceived plan to turn over management of Iowa Medicaid to three out-of-state companies becomes a reality for 560,000 Iowans on April 1. … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Record: Broken Promises and Handouts To Buddies

A few days back, Terry Branstad became America’s longest serving governor. But that certainly does not imply that he has in any way been the most consequential governor in America nor in Iowa. What it does say is that the … Continue reading

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Capitol Comments

Governor Branstad takes one tiny tiptoe forward with the Anti-Bullying Proclamation but then takes ten big stomps backward. FIRST, this week, Gov. Branstad proposed new rules (instead of legislation) allowing his administration to give $37 million dollars in tax exemptions … Continue reading

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