Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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  • Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

    Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

    After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa has been signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new ...

  • Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

    Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, N...

    According to a new report released by the State Ombudsman Office, there has been a 157% increase in Medicaid-related problems reported to the agency in 2017. Most of these complain ...

  • GOP Lawmakers Limit Health Decisions for Women

    GOP Lawmakers Limit Health Decisions for Women

    Iowa women will face new restrictions on difficult medical decisions next year while also having less access to family planning and cancer screening services. In the closing days o ...

  • Medical Cannabidiol Takes a Step Forward

    Medical Cannabidiol Takes a Step Forward

    In a surprise ending, the Legislature passed language that will allow persons with a valid registration card to get cannabidiol with a THC level of not more than 3% in Iowa. This w ...

HOUSE EXPANDS INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETICS

HOUSE EXPANDS INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETICS

Led by State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls, the Iowa House approved a bill to expand health insurance coverage for prosthetics.  House File 311, which was approved on ...

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Health Care for Kids, Balanced Budget Highlight 2008 Session

Health Care for Kids, Balanced Budget Highlight 2008 Session

The 2008 legislative session adjourned for the year last week with a fiscally responsible, balanced budget and continued progress in health care, education and good-paying jobs hi ...

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House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

The Iowa House today sent the SmokeFree Air Act, House File 2212, to a House-Senate Conference Committee to work out their differences.  The House and Senate will each appoint fiv ...

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House Approves Health Care Reform; Focus on Affordability

House Approves Health Care Reform; Focus on Affordability

The Iowa House today approved historic legislation to reform Iowa’s health care system which will lead to more Iowans covered by insurance, improved quality and more affordability ...

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House Approves Smokefree Air Act

House Approves Smokefree Air Act

On a 56-44 bi-partisan vote, the Iowa House approved a statewide smoking ban today designed to improve the health of Iowans. The bill was approved with two exemptions, casinos and ...

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Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

On a bi-partisan 16-6 vote, the House Commerce Committee approved a statewide smoking ban today designed to improve the health of Iowans. The bill was approved with two additional ...

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