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Research Archives for 2017

Budget: No rose-colored glasses

9/20/17

Iowans need to keep their eye on the ball, and not through rose-colored glasses. We need to be aware of our challenges ahead, the very real cuts to education we have seen, and the prospect of cuts in Medicaid and access to health care.

More health coverage for Iowans

9/13/17

New data from the Census Bureau show more Iowans had access to health insurance, chopping uninsurance by nearly half in just three years.

IFP News: ACA repeal plans jeopardize health care gains in Iowa

6/22/17

Not only would changes proposed in AHCA reverse gains in coverage, but they would end Medicaid as we know it.

SNAP: Another huge cost shift?

6/13/17

“As President Trump prepares to visit our state next week, he should be aware of the severe impact that his proposals would have on many tens of thousands of Iowa families.”

AHCA: Shifting Costs to States

6/6/17

For Iowa to pick up lost Medicaid coverage for vulnerable residents if the House health proposal becomes law, it would cost the state three times what it would spend under current rules. Millions across the country would lose coverage as states would not be able to absorb the cost.

Income, Poverty and Health Coverage

9/15/16

Iowa’s expansion of Medicaid has increased access to health care for thousands. These latest census findings set a baseline for an evaluation of the impact of privatization of Medicaid that Governor Branstad imposed this year.

IFP News: Sales-tax sleight of hand in Iowa

3/10/16

“The precedents being set raise uncertainties for the future governance of our state.”

IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue — and attention from choices on water and schools

3/8/16

Economic benefits would result — perhaps more — if the penny sales tax dedicated to school infrastructure spending were not diverted, as the Governor proposes, to other purposes.

No taxes, big checks

2/15/16

“Is it a better use of taxpayers’ money to send millions in checks to profitable companies to do research they would do anyway, or to make sure schools can hire enough teachers next fall?”

Another view: Iowa’s ‘Condition’

1/12/16

The path to advancements in education, economic stability and environmental stewardship — as well as other critical areas where strong public policy and institutions are necessary — rests on strong, strategic investments.