Tag Archives: medicaid

Taking Away LIHEAP?

As our media breathlessly pursues the current president’s Twitter droppings, the real rape of the American people goes on almost unreported. About the only thing that is getting reported on besides what a truly incompetent president we have is the … Continue reading

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Health Care Should Be A Human Right

by Ralph Scharnau The human right to health care means that everyone gets the highest standard of care for physical and mental health. Individuals should receive this care regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual identification, geographical location, urban/suburban/rural domicile, political … Continue reading

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45: The Best Recruiter His Opponents Ever Had

Listening to the radio Thursday a radio host threw out a question to a guest: How long before Jeff Sessions puts the weight of the Justice Department behind enforcing federal marijuana law? The guest mused that they had to destroy … Continue reading

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What Prompts Excommunication?

I sent this email to the bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. Since Catholic officials occasionally see fit to call out Catholic politicians for their stand if they favor abortion, I was curious what the Church stand is for … Continue reading

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Democratic State Senators To Hold Medicaid Hearings

On Monday, August 29, Iowans can share their experiences with Medicaid privatization with legislators from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 103 at the Iowa Statehouse. To participate, sign up using this online form: http://interspire.iowasdc.info/surveys.php?id=31 Speakers will have three minutes … Continue reading

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Privatized Medicaid So Far? Another Huge Branstad Failure.

Democratic state senators are doing what any good legislators should be doing – watching over state programs to make sure they come up to the level they need to be at. With nearly 560,000 Iowans dependent on Medicaid, moving the … Continue reading

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Governor Endangers Vulnerable Iowans, School Funding, Workforce Development, Legislative News

ed. note: This is an edited version of the Courtney newsletter. For the whole newsletter, please go here. SENATE: GOVERNOR’S PLAN MAY ENDANGER VULNERABLE IOWANS In January, Governor Branstad surprised Iowans by proposing to privatize almost all of Iowa’s Medicaid … Continue reading

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In Iowa’s Interest: Hands Off Medicaid!

By Senator Tom Harkin As President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ I have one simple message:  hands off Medicaid! Federal health programs that millions of Americans rely on should not be on … Continue reading

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What Iowans Should Know About Walmart, Medicaid and Branstad

One issue that was almost totally ignored in the recent Iowa legislative was Gov. Branstad’s vow to not accept expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Personally I thought that it should be a central issue, but trying to bring the … Continue reading

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Hostess Dies; Workers Take The Bullet

Once again we have a story of corporate greed, executives grabbing the bucks before they leave and corporate vultures picking the bones. But what always seems to get lost in these stories is the hard working men and women who gave … Continue reading

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