Daily Archives: February 5, 2016

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Iowa Senate to pass Medicaid privatization repeal

Iowa Senate Democrats say they will approve a bill next week to repeal Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. However, House Republicans are signaling that the measure will be dead on arrival when they receive it. Senate Study Bill 3081, known … Continue reading

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Warning to New Hampshire Republican Primary Voters: Iowa’s Top 3 Come with Baggage

The Iowa caucus results on the Republican side are in, and the three presidential contenders with the most delegates are Sen. Ted Cruz, with 27.6% of the caucus votes, Donald Trump (24.3%), and Sen. Marco Rubio (23.1%). “Ted Cruz, Donald … Continue reading

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Jochum: Senate will vote on ending Medicaid Privatization

Statement by Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque This week, legislation was introduced in the Iowa Senate to stop Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. Democrats support this legislation—Senate Study Bill 3081, also known as the “Health … Continue reading

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Governor, Medicaid privatization actually means fewer health care providers for Iowa kids

DES MOINES – Today Governor Branstad claimed that “Managed care means more doctors for Medicaid patients.” However, when it comes to the 37,000 children who had been served by Iowa’s nationally praised Hawk-I health insurance program, new numbers from the … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 06 Ironworkers from six cities meet in Pittsburgh to form the Int’l Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers of America. Their pay in Pittsburgh at the time: $2.75 for a 9-hour day – 1896 Philadelphia shirtwaist makers vote … Continue reading

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