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Supports for Iowans during COVID-19

5/19/20
An array of public benefits are available to help Iowans make ends meet during this crisis.

Update: Key counties to watch

5/18/20
Watching the data on the spread of COVID-19 points a spotlight at potential trouble spots, particularly in rural Iowa.

COVID-19: Stabilizing child care

5/8/20
Iowa has taken some good first steps on child care, but much more is needed during this unprecedented crisis.

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.

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.