DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party today is calling on House Speaker Linda Upmeyer to allow a House vote on the “Health Care Protection Act.” The legislation, which passed the Senate yesterday with bipartisan support, would end the Branstad-Reynolds administration’s misguided Medicaid privatization plan.
DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on the Senate vote today to end the Branstad-Reynolds administration’s Medicaid privatization plan:
“I commend Majority Leader Gronstal, Senate President Jochum and every member of Senate Democratic Caucus for listening to their constituents, speaking out and standing up for the 560,000 Iowans who depend on Medicaid for vital care and services. Iowa Democrats have led the charge against this misguided plan, and will continue to do everything possible to ensure Iowans have access to the quality health care they deserve.
DES MOINES – On Friday, Republican Senator David Johnson announced he would vote today in support of a Senate bill championed by Democrats to end the Branstad-Reynolds administration’s Medicaid privatization plan.
Des Moines—Over the past week, to ensure the accuracy of our results the Iowa Democratic Party worked with the Sanders campaign, the Clinton campaign and local party leadership to review results from 14 precinct caucuses.