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House Approves Smokefree Air Act

By |2008-02-19T22:24:05-05:00February 19th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , , , |

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 federally chartered veteran’s organizations that are closed to the public. “Second hand smoke kills 440 non-smokers in Iowa every year and another 4,000 Iowans die each [...]

Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

By |2008-02-05T18:15:41-05:00February 5th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , |

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 exemptions, casinos and federally chartered veterans organizations that are closed to the public. “Second hand smoke contains 60 chemicals that cause cancer, asthma and other respiratory diseases,” [...]

The Week Ahead, January 7

By |2008-01-07T17:52:56-05:00January 7th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|

Legislative Commission on Affordable Health Care Plans for Small Businesses and Families Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 9 a.m. Rm 103, Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol Freedom of Information, Open Meetings, and Public Records Study Committee Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 9:00AM Rm 103, Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol

The Week Ahead, December 17

By |2007-12-17T09:24:57-05:00December 17th, 2007|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , |

Government Oversight Monday, December 17, 2007 at 11:00AM Rm 103, Supreme Court Chamber at State Capitol Legislative Commission on Affordable Health Care Plans for Small Businesses and Families Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 9:00AM Terrace Ballroom, Hotel Savery, 401 Locust, Des Moines, IA TIME-21 Transportation Funding Study Committee Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 10:00AM Rm 103, [...]

Medical Malpractice Rates to Decline in Iowa

By |2007-10-25T12:44:45-05:00October 25th, 2007|Categories: Health Care, Uncategorized|

Insurance Commissioner Sue Voss said that Midwest Medical Insurance Company (MMCI) is reducing physician base rates by 9.6% for 2008. MMCI is a Minneapolis based physician-owned insurance company and the largest writer of medical malpractice insurance in Iowa. Also -- the MMCI web site http://www.mmicgroup.com/ says that beginning on January 1, 2008, MMCI will offer a premium credit to those who use electronic records.

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