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Senate plan hurts poor, middle

11/20/17

When you look beyond the early years of this plan, you see that low- and middle-income Iowans are whacked by this plan in 2027.

More debt, inequity and pain

11/14/17

Like the House tax bill, the Senate bill is heavily skewed to the wealthy.

Against tax spin: Wealthiest benefit

11/6/17

In Iowa, the House tax plan offers the wealthiest 1 percent an average tax break 143 times the size of the break at the middle — while threatening services that help middle-class taxpayers and support the safety net.

Tax Foundation’s Waste of Time Index

10/17/17

All of the same problems remain with the Tax Foundation’s unreliable comparison of state business tax “climates.”

A lost sense of balance

10/4/17

Most Iowans lose in Trump-GOP plan — in services and balance of tax benefits

 
By Mike Owen
Substantive, reliable analysis increasingly shows that Iowans stand to lose in the tax plan that is being rushed through the United States Read more

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.

Focus on fixing insurance exchange

8/3/17

The problems with the insurance exchange in Iowa are fixable — and not a good excuse to fund tax cuts to the wealthy by forcing tens of thousands of Iowans off health insurance.

BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

6/29/17

New analysis shows Senate health care bill, like House-passed plan, gives big tax breaks to the wealthy as an estimated 232,000 Iowans would lose insurance. 
See our report by Peter Fisher here: http://www.iowapolicypoints.org. Read more

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.