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IFP Statement: Disclose data, plans

4/4/20
It is past time to provide all Iowans with COVID-19 data, plans A new policy brief by Iowa Policy Project research director Peter Fisher examines the arbitrary and backward-facing approach of the metrics that the administration of Governor Kim Reynolds Read more

COVID metrics arbitrary, backward facing

4/4/20
To stem the spread of COVID-19, Iowa needs stronger, science-based metrics to set social distancing policy.

‘A bad idea all around’

1/31/20
Iowans served by Medicaid face enough challenges in our state without a new level of uncertainty added by the Trump administration.

Skimpy health plans: No solution

7/30/18
Farm Bureau plans aren’t the only type of skimpy coverage that could pose a threat in Iowa.

RAC: Biggest players win big

4/4/18

Do these highly profitable companies need state subsidies? Would Iowa legislators choose these subsidies over funding for education, human services and public safety?

Medicaid expansion: Boost to economy

2/12/18

Iowa’s decision to participate in the Medicaid expansion has not only provided health insurance coverage to tens of thousands of low-wage workers, but also provided an enormous boost to the state’s economy.

More debt, inequity and pain

11/14/17

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

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.