The selection of Jerry Foxhoven is a positive step. His inclusive style will serve him well as he digs into the work that needs to be done with the department.
Senators Ragan and Mathis respond to the retirement of DHS Director Palmer.
“Everything the Governor lists can be refuted by patients, providers and advocates. Don’t believe this blather,” said Senator Liz Mathis of Robins. “We still have big issues with pre-authorization, physicians dropping hundreds of Medicaid patients […]
Last week, the Senate passed SF 359, a bill to ban voluntary fetal tissue donations. This bill puts politics above good science and medicine. The bill is nothing more than a platform for people who are opposed to abortion to perpetuate lies about abortion providers and women who have abortions.
Iowa’s workers’ compensation has delicately balanced the interests of employers against the need to provide reasonable medical care and fair benefits for workers who suffer disabling on-the-job injuries.
It’s imperative that the Legislature closely review a new report on Glenwood to ensure residents are safe. The Iowa Department of Human Services runs the facility and disclosed in January that seven residents were physically abused and 13 residents were subjected to verbal abuse or neglect.
“We will fight this attempt to take way health care security of hundreds of thousands of Iowa workers,” said State Senator Nate Boulton of Des Moines, lead Democrats on the Senate Labor Committee. “One of the most dangerous provisions of this anti-worker legislation would wipe out hundreds of health insurance plans for Iowa, teachers, correctional officers, EMTs, snow plow drivers, nurses and others who answer the call to serve our communities. That’s wrong.”
State Senator Janet Petersen’s opening remarks on SF2: Thank you Mr. President. This bill is bad for Iowa women and families. It will create more unintended pregnancies, more high risk pregnancies, and cost […]
Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg is urging Iowans to contact Republican Senators this week about their proposals for major mid-year budget cuts and the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Their mid-year budget cuts would take away […]
On January 13, 2017, the Associated Press organized a pre-session news conference with with the leaders of the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad. The meetings were livestreamed on the Iowa Senate Democrats’ Facebook Page.