Medicaid Showdown Looms Large

As we all knew, there's a showdown brewing in the legislature over how to best provide much needed health insurance to more Iowans.

There are two competing visions - Medicaid expansion or Branstad's Healthy Iowa plan that is anything but. The choice couldn't be clearer

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Medicaid expansion moves to House, action needed

On Monday, March 26, the Iowa Senate passed Senate File 296 (Medicaid Expansion) through their chamber on a party line vote.

Now it's up to the House to do the right thing and move swiftly to provide much needed insurance to more Iowans, at little to no cost to the state.

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CCI Action’s Post-Funnel Legislative Agenda

Medicaid expansion and the battle of the budget are the two issues that will define the 2013 legislative session, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action Fund) members announced March 8 - the day of the first legislative funnel that weeds out bills without enough support to continue debate this year.

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Our View: Medicaid Expansion Showdown Looms

The Senate Human Resources committee voted this week to pass Senate File 71 out of committee and on to the full Senate, setting the stage for a showdown with Governor Terry Branstad over Medicaid expansion and how to make Iowa the “healthiest state” in the nation.

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“Beat the Funnel” Rally and Lobby Day A Big Success

The snow kept dozens of our statewide members away, but more than 18 CCI citizen lobbyists from Ames, Des Moines, Grinnell, Huxley, and Independence still made our February 26 "Beat the Funnel" rally and lobby day a huge success.

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