Daily Archives: December 7, 2015

The problems Iowa families and providers warned us of are here. How will we respond?

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Prepared remarks by Senator Amanda Ragan, Co-Chair of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee The key question for this meeting is: “Is Iowa ready?” Most Iowans with a stake in Medicaid say “no.” The problems Iowa families and providers … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Kitchell: Medicaid privatization: More questions, more lawsuits – See more at: http://amestrib.com/opinion/dr-michael-kitchell-medicaid-privatization-more-questions-more-lawsuits#sthash.CwylKFGH.HtQO9vDV.dpuf

By Dr. Michael Kitchell On Jan. 1, 2016, one out of six Iowans (560,000 people) will no longer be covered by the state-run Medicaid program, and will instead be covered by a private managed care organization (MCO). Gov. Terry Branstad … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor skeptical of rule change gains

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO has grave concerns about the proposed Department of Revenue rule ARC 2239C, which will change taxes by executive branch action without having gone through the legislative branch, which has been the way our government has … Continue reading

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Mark Smith: ‘Passionate, tireless’ leader IPP co-founder, Iowa labor leader remembered

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Dec. 5, 2015) — Mark Smith, whose legacy reflects his vision and passion to assure opportunity for all Iowans, has died at age 71. Mr. Smith, former president of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, co-founded the … Continue reading

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Mark Smith Funeral Arrangements

Mark Smith of Des Moines, a longtime leader of the Iowa Federation of Labor and an outspoken advocate for working men and women, died on December 4, 2015. He was 71. Mark was born on June 5, 1944 in Chicago … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 07 Heywood Broun born in New York City. Journalist, columnist and co-founder, in 1933, of The Newspaper Guild – 1888 Steam boiler operators from 11 cities across the country meet in Chicago to form the National Union of Steam … Continue reading

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