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Families Without Health Insurance Encouraged to Sign Children Up for Hawk-I

By |2011-08-25T13:45:52-05:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Featured, Health Care, Recent News|Tags: , |

To ensure more children get quality, affordable healthcare, the 2011 Iowa Legislature has made it easier for families to qualify for Hawk-I. Hawk-I makes affordable health insurance coverage available to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private family coverage. Under the new guidelines, a family of [...]

Governor Culver Signs Five Bills

By |2010-04-14T13:46:15-05:00April 14th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Health Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Senate File 2356 Directs DHS to amend the extension proposal for the IowaCare program to provide expansion population services through a phased in approach, utilizing the 14 Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide. Creates a mechanism to expand the IowaCare provider network to include private providers, and hospitals designated by the Department subject to availability of funds. [...]

House Approves Insurance Accountability Plan

By |2010-03-26T13:33:58-05:00March 26th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

Small Businesses To Get More Notice Before Rate Hikes; Veterans To Qualify for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Assistance After Iowa’s largest health insurance carrier announced an 18% rate hike in insurance premiums last month, the Iowa House of Representatives approved legislation tonight to hold insurance companies accountable and provide more transparency for consumers on health [...]

Iowa Workforce Development To Receive $3.4 Million In Funding

By |2010-02-12T14:11:47-05:00February 12th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

Governor Chet Culver and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that $3.4 million in funding is coming to Iowa Workforce Development from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funding comes from the Health Care Sector and Other High Growth and Emerging Industries Grants program to train workers in emerging jobs in the health care industry. The [...]

Responding to Iowans continuing need for more accessible, more affordable health care

By |2010-01-26T15:56:06-05:00January 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Health Care|Tags: , , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itu1BRk1eFw[/youtube] House and Senate Democratic legislators today proposed legislation to continue making health care more affordable and accessible to Iowans. The Iowa Legislature’s 2010 Health Care Reform Bill makes immediate improvements and sets the groundwork to use future increases in federal health care funding to benefit Iowans. It is based on recommendations approved unanimously by the [...]

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 [...]

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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