The Republican majority in the Senate failed to move a bill that called for minimum help for our state’s elderly in long-term care facilities. The pandemic has laid bare that under-funding in times of crisis can kill.
Hospitals and other healthcare providers accessed advanced payments through the CARES Act Medicare Loan Fund to bridge losses. Loan forgiveness is vitally important and is much more critical now, given the fact that hospital losses have far exceeded the relief from Cares Act grants.
State Senator Liz Mathis of Hiawatha has received the 2019 “Legislative Friend of Housing” award at the annual statewide Housing Iowa Conference held in Cedar Rapids.
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.
Join State Senators Liz Mathis and Rich Taylor for a listening post at Farmer’s Diner on Friday, March 22, from 4:30 to 6 PM. This is a social get-together for anyone interested. The senators will provide an update on the 2019 legislative session so far, and hear your questions and concerns.
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.