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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Flip-Flopper Republican Cruz to sign up for Obamacare

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Health Care | 0 comments

Flip-Flopper Republican Cruz to sign up for Obamacare We need to make Ted Cruz feel the political heat on his complete flip flop on Obamacare. So much for his standing on principle. He acknowledged that since his wife is resigning her position and losing his healthcare coverage under her policy he will be joining the Obamacare exchange.  Cruz who shut the government down protesting Obamacare finds it’s convenient to sign up now that he needs...

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Vaccinations and Obamacare, a personal story.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Health Care | 0 comments

The news about measles hits home to me.  When my oldest brother was eight and my mother was pregnant with me, my brother contracted measles and encephalitis.  My father took him to the hospital but they would not admit him.  We could not show that we could pay for the hospital stay or the treatments.  The doctor did provide medical advice at least.  He said that my father should do his best to keep down the fever and he should keep his wife...

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog, Elections, Health Care | 0 comments

Being a woman, I appreciated the fact that Bruce Braley sponsored the legislation aiding women in the military, who are experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assaults. This shows that Braley will legislate; and support legislation and issues benefiting people. An example of this is Braley got promised pay for some veterans, the Iowa National Guard. On the other hand, Braley’s Republican opponent Joni Ernst, a woman in the military, didn’t even...

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Medical Marijuana as an Issue in Upcoming Elections

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Health Care | 0 comments

I don’t know if you’rethinking about medical marijuana as an issue in the upcoming elections, but if you care about this issue (and polls show 70% of Americans do support the medical use of marijuana), Democrats deserve your vote.  When the issue of states’ rights to allow medical use of marijuana comes up in Congress (which it did in 2012, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003) over 70% of Democrats voted for it and over 70% of Republicans voted...

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