Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

Sign the petition telling Congress to implement a clean budget without ideological riders.

Everyone’s got an opinion—about everything. And some extremist Republicans in Congress seem to believe that theirs are the only ones that matter. Congress needs to pass a funding bill by December 11 to avoid a government shutdown. Some lawmakers are opportunistically … Continue reading

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Medicaid recipients tell lawmakers: Slowdown

DES MOINES | About 75 Medicaid recipients and family members from around the state woke up before sunrise Monday to board chartered buses for Des Moines. Their destination — the state Capitol to attend the second Health Policy Oversight Committee … Continue reading

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Concerns remain over state Medicaid transition

DES MOINES | More health care providers are signing up each day, but many people still have concerns about whether there will be enough providers when private management of Iowa’s Medicaid program begins Jan. 1. Dozens of people, many of … Continue reading

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Temporary reprieve for Medicaid patients worried about switching doctors by January 1

Governor Terry Branstad’s administration has essentially extended the deadline for Iowa health care providers who’ve not yet signed contracts with any of the private companies hired to manage care for 560,000 Iowans who are on Medicaid. Branstad has aimed to … Continue reading

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Medicaid to maintain provider pay during shift

Iowa health care providers will continue to be paid fully for treating Medicaid patients for the first three months of 2016, whether or not they have signed contracts with new managed care companies, Gov. Terry Branstad announced Monday. The decision came amid … Continue reading

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