Daily Archives: February 12, 2016

Halt to managed care for Iowa Medicaid patients passes Senate; House won’t consider it

Three Republicans have joined all 26 Democrats in the Iowa Senate in voting for a bill that would “terminate” Republican Governor Terry Branstad’s plan to shift 560,000 Medicaid patients in Iowa into managed care plans. “We need to put a … Continue reading

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America: A Country of “Takers?”

By Tim Urban Editor’s Note: Today’s piece is a follow-up to Tuesday’s “America: Welfare or Work” article. DES MOINES, Iowa — In August 2014, Terrance Jeffery, editor-in-chief of CNS News, part of a media group dedicated to “correcting liberal media … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 12 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass born into slavery near Easton, Md. – 1818 John L. Lewis, president of United Mine Workers of America and founding president of the CIO, born near Lucas, Iowa – 1880 February 13 A national eight-month … Continue reading

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