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HOUSE EXPANDS INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETICS

By |2009-02-18T18:54:43-05:00February 18th, 2009|Categories: Health Care|

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 a 64-33 vote, requires health insurance companies to cover medically necessary prosthetic arms and legs at the same level as Medicare.

Health Care for Kids, Balanced Budget Highlight 2008 Session

By |2008-04-30T10:35:30-05:00April 30th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , |

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 highlighted by Democratic Leaders. “We produced a balanced state budget with a modest 4.5 percent increase over last year. Our state savings accounts are full and at the highest level in [...]

House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

By |2008-03-19T13:28:07-05:00March 19th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , |

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 five members.  Both the House and Senate will have to approve the Conference Committee report before it is sent to the Governor.  House Speaker Pat Murphy appointed the [...]

House Approves Health Care Reform; Focus on Affordability

By |2008-03-11T17:09:13-05:00March 11th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , |

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. “Building on our progress last year, Iowans are ready for historic reform of our health care system. It won’t happen overnight, but it will set us on the path [...]

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