What Iowans are saying

March 1, 2019 Senate Staff 0

Iowans want decent-paying jobs, affordable health care and the chance to lead a good life. In recent years, however, we’ve seen stagnant wages, rising health care costs and more Iowans living paycheck to paycheck. Iowans […]

Democratic Senators announce Medicaid Improvement Bill

February 14, 2019 Senate Staff 0

Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are sticking with privatized Medicaid. Given that, our focus is making urgently needed improvements. We are proposing large and small improvements to how privatized Medicaid serves Iowa families and healthcare providers.

Senate Dem Leader on abortion ruling

January 22, 2019 Senate Staff 0

“The District Court decision sends a strong message to Iowa women that their constitutional rights are important and their health care decisions should be made by them, not politicians…. I want Iowa to be known as the safest place in the country to have a baby.”

What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

August 29, 2018 Senate Staff 0

In a video released Sunday, AJ+ looks at “what happens when a state puts a crucial social safety net in the hands of for-profit companies.” It’s a devastating report on Iowa’s Medicaid privatization that features Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, as well as Iowans who are suffering under the #MedicaidMess.