This bill has nothing to do with making working conditions better for public employees; nothing to do with preserving the quality of services we enjoy; nothing to do with preserving a pathway to the middle class for others.
Iowans across the state are worried that Republican budget cuts will endanger vulnerable Iowans, children and dependent adults. Cutting the number of people looking out for children at risk is a mistake. We should not cut services to our most vulnerable Iowans.
Opening comments for Dec. 13 meeting of Health Policy Oversight Committee” In Iowa, privatized health care for the poor and severely disabled is moving forward faster, with less planning, than in any other state. This affects the health care of one in six Iowans. At this meeting of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee, it is our job to ask “How’s it going?” That is the question we need to keep asking Iowa families and Iowa health care providers. The answers so far are pretty consistent. Various basic problems continue and aren’t being fixed.
Senator Ragan will serve be ranking member of the Health & Human Services Budget Appropriations Committee. She will also serve on the Agriculture Committee, Appropriations Committee, Human Resources Committee, Rules & Administration Committee, and Veterans Affairs Committee.