More than 30 labor and delivery departments have closed around our state. We have a shortage of obstetricians. Options for prenatal care are shrinking. Instead of focusing on these solvable problems, Republicans want to restrict rights through a constitutional amendment and a public vote.
Legislators argue for reforms to Iowa’s medical cannabis program in a news conference Nov. 15, 2019.
Iowans with PTSD shouldn’t be denied effective treatments, especially safe alternatives to risky opioids.
Iowans need a leader at the Department of Human Services who will stand up for people instead of for-profit companies.
Residents of 32 other states — the majority of all Americans — have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.
Gov. Reynolds has again agreed to give the MCOs the largest dollar increases for Medicaid in the last decade. The publicly managed Medicaid system grew at an average of 5% each year over a 10-year period before privatization. Last year, the increase was 8.4%. The increase announced today is a whopping 8.6%!
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2019 Special committee would provide path for bipartisan agreement on medical cannabis — Decision to be made by legislative leaders this Thursday, July 11, at Iowa Statehouse This Thursday, the […]
Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.
Iowans pushing to overturn Gov. Reynolds’ veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway to their goal of calling for a special session. HF 732 was overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House (96-3) and Senate (40-7).
If the Governor has been working behind closed doors for nearly six months on a new direction, a new team and a new vision for the Department of Human Services, she needs to back up her rhetoric with positive action.