Focus on fixing insurance exchange

Focus on fixing insurance exchange

It’s time for Iowa’s congressmen and senators to start working on immediate measures to strengthen the health care system, and specifically the ...

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BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

New analysis shows Senate health care bill, like House-passed plan, gives big tax breaks to the wealthy as an estimated 232,000 Iowans ...

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AHCA would hit Iowa hard

AHCA would hit Iowa hard

Coverage losses in House AHCA sets low bar for Senate, White House; AHCA would impose dramatically higher costs for Iowa and Iowa residents   News ...

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SNAP: Another huge cost shift?

SNAP: Another huge cost shift?

Trump administration budget would dump $127 million in SNAP costs on Iowa in 2023   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 SNAP plan imposes ...

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Focus on fixing insurance exchange

Focus on fixing insurance exchange

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BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

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AHCA would hit Iowa hard

AHCA would hit Iowa hard

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SNAP: Another huge cost shift?

SNAP: Another huge cost shift?

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  • No income taxes, big checks from the state

    Basic RGB

    Large, profitable corporations receive checks from the state without paying any Iowa income tax through Iowa’s Research Activities Credit (RAC). The latest annual report from the Department of Revenue on the RAC shows about 300 corporate claims worth $49.1 million from the program in 2016. More than $4 of every $5 from this subsidy — $40.4 million — was paid out as checks, not as tax reductions.

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    Iowa’s low business taxes
    Iowa taxes that fall on businesses are lower than the national average — with the corporate income tax rate lower than all but 14 states. Not that you hear that very often in political debate.
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    SNAP
    Almost 200,000 households in Iowa benefit from Food Assistance.
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