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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.

Perils of a constitutional convention

3/21/18

Resolutions now before the Iowa Legislature — ostensibly for specific purposes — actually could put our entire Constitution at risk.

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.

Opportunity missed in ‘unleashing opportunity’

1/10/18

We start off the legislative session not knowing where the funding will come from to maintain the services we have, with legislative leadership locked into an agenda to drive down those services, and no real sense of how the Governor will protect long-held priorities​ of Iowans.

‘Tis the season of giveaways

12/20/17

The tax bill puts the rhetoric of politicians and economic charlatans to the test — a test of trickle-down economics. It has never worked and will fail again.

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.

AHCA would hit Iowa hard

6/22/17

The Iowa experience should serve as a warning to other states about what will happen if the American Health Care Act becomes law.