Changing views of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Blog |

Changing views of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley By Kathleen O’Leary I know what Patty Judge, Iowa candidate for the U. S. Senate, means when she says that Chuck Grassley has changed his political stance.   This was painfully evident when Grassley, who in former times sponsored and co-sponsored pieces of legislation benefiting persons with disabilities, voted against the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent for Obama to ratify the Disability Treaty.  ...

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Criticism of Privatizing Medicaid is growing

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Criticism of Privatizing Medicaid is growing By Kathleen O’Leary There are many, almost daily, articles in the paper concerning the rush towards the Privatization of Medicaid.   Rate of growing criticism of private, for profit companies delivering Medicaid services is shown by the rapidly increasing of online signatures on a MoveOn.org petition entitled “Iowa Governor Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid  To Managed Care should be slowed...

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Transformation of state Medicaid to private Managed Care

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Health Care | 0 comments

Transformation of state Medicaid to private Managed Care   In February, 2015, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Governor Branstad’s Medicaid Modernization.    This is another way of saying Medicaid is going to be Managed Care  services, which came about without any input from legislators nor the public or knowledge of this, only in rumors, a true Branstad manner.    The conversion by...

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Debunking Negative TV Ads

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Blog, Elections | 0 comments

Go vote Democrat! Spread the word! Debunking negative TV political ads by Kathleen O’Leary I am amazed to see the negative TV ads, which had been debunked, are still being aired. Truthful statements taken out of context are still in the news. These seem to be playing to an uninformed public. Bruce Braley’s comment on U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley being an Iowa farmer without training in law being Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, if...

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Medicaid expansion: Hatch vs Branstad

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog, Elections | 0 comments

I appreciate the Letter to the Editor entitled “Branstad’s gall over Medicaid expansion” in the October 5th edition of the Des Moines Register. This letter talked about the long standing Branstad’s opposition to the federally funded Medicaid expansion, which would provide numerous low income Iowans much needed medical services. During this long period of opposition time, at least two petitions were authored gathering hundreds Iowans’ signatures...

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