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Top three takeaways from Dan McGrath, Director of TakeAction Minnesota

On Tuesday, September 17th, Director of TakeAction Minnesota Dan McGrath payed a visit to Iowa. Dan is a powerful speaker with years of experience building people power; he visited Des Moines to help us secure more wins at the Statehouse, and advance our “People-First” agenda. Over 50 Iowans packed the CCI statewide headquarters. Here’s the lessons our members loved the most: 1. Politics and elections will either happen to you – or by you. Sitting out of the game means you are letting corporations call the shots for you. It’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. 2. No political party will move your agenda for you. As an independent political force, we must hold decision-makers accountable – regardless of their political party. Legislators that know they were elected by an engaged electorate will view the issues you care about from a different frame of reference than those that were elected simply along party lines. 3. What’s...

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Iowa must get health insurance coverage right

In a flurry of last minute activity, the Iowa legislature passed a compromise to expand Medicaid coverage to over 100,000 Iowans.

This could be a very crucial step in the right direction... if we get it right.

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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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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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