Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

Iowa Medicaid Modernization Initiative – CMS Listening Sessions

Due to technical issues we are postponing the listening sessions for Institutional MLTSS Providers and Other Providers. We are exploring better logistical arrangements and are working to reschedule the postponed sessions. Please continue to monitor your email for these changes … Continue reading

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I’m worried about Governor Branstad’s rush to privatize Medicaid, which serves 565,000 seniors, Iowans with disabilities, and expecting moms.

If you’re concerned as well, I hope you’ll sign this petition to stop the Governor’s plan. There are simply too many questions without answers. On Tuesday, over 500 Iowans joined a conference call with federal Medicaid officials to ask them … Continue reading

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Support the Rights of Working People?

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Support the Rights of Working People? Please Join Us! America’s economy has swung out of balance. It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. Everyday Americans are working more than ever before. Our work has created record wealth … Continue reading

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Tell the Postmaster General to Make Postal Banking a Reality Now

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Every day the United States Postal Service delivers critical information, goods and even medicines to people in all corners of our country. For generations it has been a vital part of American society, one that is particularly important for older … Continue reading

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Iowa wages: We were better off 10 years ago

Steve Beck went nearly six years without a raise. The 55-year-old factory worker in Fort Dodge used to routinely get pay bumps in his previous job at an office supply company. But then the owners retired and closed the business. … Continue reading

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Information on Medicaid Privatization

Many Iowans are expressing concern about Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. If fully implemented, the Governor’s decision would have negative impacts on Iowa’s most vulnerable citizens and Iowa’s healthcare providers. We are concerned that people in … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 13 A total of 259 miners died in the underground Cherry Mine fire. As a result of the disaster, Illinois established stricter safety regulations and in 1911, the basis for the state’s Workers Compensation Act was passed – 1909 A … Continue reading

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USW International V.P. Tom Conway Speaks at Single Payer Events in Chicago

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At a national meeting of single payer activists in Chicago on October 30th, United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Tom Conway highlighted the problems confronting unions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Conway termed the current healthcare system in the … Continue reading

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