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New Study Shows Decrease In Heart Disease

By |2010-01-14T10:31:03-05:00January 14th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Education, Featured, Health Care|Tags: , |

            The American Cancer Society announced on Thursday, January 14 that heart disease admissions in Iowa have decreased 24 percent since the Iowa Smokefree Air Act was passed in 2008.             The benefits appear to be increasing in size, with more than a 40 percent decrease in coronary heart disease admissions from June 2008 through June [...]

H1N1 Vaccinations Opening to All Iowans

By |2009-12-11T14:22:29-05:00December 11th, 2009|Categories: Health Care|

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced that beginning Monday, December 14, 2009, all Iowans will be eligible to receive an H1N1 flu vaccination. While H1N1 vaccinations will be available to all Iowans beginning Monday, IDPH continues to encourage those at highest risk of complications to make sure they are vaccinated. Public health officials [...]

Funding Available for Victim-Service Agencies

By |2009-12-10T10:32:39-05:00December 10th, 2009|Categories: Budget, Health Care, Uncategorized|

Funds are still available for victim service agencies that provide community-based services to victims of crimes such as sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, drunk-driving, and other violent crimes. Funds also may be used for law enforcement, prosecution, and court efforts related to violence against women. Successful applicants will be designated for continued funding for a [...]

AG Settlement Used To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

By |2009-09-29T06:38:57-05:00September 29th, 2009|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , , |

After winning a $420,000 settlement from two pharmaceutical companies accused of consumer fraud, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has awarded the money to a new Iowa Medication Voucher Program that will help lower-income Iowans get prescriptions for just $3. The program will help eligible lower-income Iowans pay for medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, depression [...]

Health Care Commission Starts Work

By |2009-09-09T10:13:48-05:00September 9th, 2009|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , |

State Representative Mark Smith of Marshalltown kicked-off a new health care commission of Iowans today at the State Capitol that will craft a plan to ensure all Iowans have quality, affordable health care.  Created by the Iowa Legislature last session, the commission will build on a plan started three years ago that will make Iowa the first in [...]

Advocates Launch Health Reform Advertising Campaign

By |2009-08-13T12:50:23-05:00August 13th, 2009|Categories: Budget, Featured, Health Care, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

A coalition of health care industry groups and organized labor have launched a new organization aimed at pushing for comprehensive health care reform at the federal level.   The group is called "Americans for Stable Quality Care".  You can see the first ad below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cqQl3lZzzE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

New Laws Start Wednesday

By |2009-06-29T13:27:27-05:00June 29th, 2009|Categories: Education, Environment, Health Care, Jobs & Economy, Public Safety|Tags: , , , , , |

Several new laws will hit the books on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Several changes were made during the 2009 legislative session that will impact Iowans, including new restrictions on sex offenders, foreclosure protection, and better health care. Here are a few of the highlights: Foreclosure Protection – Iowans will benefit from [...]

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