The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.
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 Democratic Leader Janet Petersen released updated committee assignments today for Democratic State Senators for the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature. The 88th General Assembly will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019.
Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen released committee assignments today for Democratic State Senators for the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature. The 88th General Assembly will begin on Monday, January 14, 2019.
We believe every Iowan deserves affordable health care, strong schools and the chance to get ahead. We will work with the Governor and Republican legislators where we can find common ground. But, if we continue to see Republicans push an agenda that hurts the health care, education and financial security of working Iowans, we will be fierce in our opposition.
“I have always been interested in politics, so I was thrilled when I discovered there is a way to get involved at a young age. I believe that it’s important to gain real-world experience in a career field before deciding to go into it…. I hoped being a page would help me figure out if politics is where I should be headed.” –Tali Tesar of Clear Lake
Four key Democratic state legislators today denounced plans by officials with Governor Kim Reynolds’s Administration to have a closed-door meeting to discuss the failed Medicaid privatization experiment.
State Senator Amanda Ragan and State Representative Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative listening post this Saturday, February 3. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to 11:30 AM in the Mason City room at the Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St. SE, Mason City.
A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.
All 20 Democrats and the one Independent in the Iowa Senate have introduced SF 2058, a bill to end privatized Medicaid and put Iowans back in control of a state-run system that provides affordable health care to more than 560,000 citizens.