Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

OTHER VOICES: Iowa Legislature moved state in wrong direction

In a classic bait and switch the Iowa Legislature this year passed an agenda never campaigned on. They wiped out minimum wage increases and strangled public employee and teacher negotiating power. In addition, let’s look at a few less noticed … Continue reading

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STATE SURVEYS FIND LITTLE SUPPORT FOR GOP HEALTH BILL

STATE SURVEYS FIND LITTLE SUPPORT FOR GOP HEALTH BILL ― The House GOP bill to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is deeply unpopular in a number of battleground states, according to a set of new surveys released by the American … Continue reading

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What is Medicaid?

It may be America’s biggest health plan, covering more than 70 million people, but many people do not know what Medicaid is. Here’s what you should know: Every State Has a Different Name for Medicaid: One reason few people know Medicaid … Continue reading

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MEDICAID CUTS COULD BRING BACK SCENES FROM BYGONE ERA

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, that’s a sure sign summer is here. And summer traditionally means vacation season. A summer vacation that is riveted in my memory was in August 1962 when my parents, my two … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Bernie Sanders “ ‘Has access to’ does not mean that they are guaranteed health care. I have access to buying a $10 million home. I don’t have the money to do that.” June 29 What is … Continue reading

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