Daily Archives: December 6, 2015

Mark Smith, Iowa Federation of Labor leader, dies at 71

Mark Smith of Des Moines, a longtime leader of the Iowa Federation of Labor and an outspoken advocate for working men and women, died around midnight Thursday night, a union spokesman confirmed. There was no immediate word on the cause … Continue reading

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Editorial: Decision on Medicaid to be made by wrong person

Sometime in the next few weeks, the state of Iowa will decide whether to accept or reject a judge’s findings on the validity of Iowa’s Medicaid-privatization contracts. After hearing evidence that one of the hired contractors, WellCare, initially failed to … Continue reading

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Jochum’s disabled daughter can’t find Medicaid services

Gov. Terry Branstad gave a passionate defense of his controversial plan to shift Iowa’s $4 billion Medicaid health care program to private management on Friday, criticizing his detractors by saying “we should concentrate on helping people rather than scaring them.” … Continue reading

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