On Wednesday, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price and candidate for State Auditor Rob Sand will be holding a statewide press call to discuss the transparency and accountability issues with Governor Reynolds’ disastrous Medicaid privatization experiment, which has denied or reduced health care coverage for over 40,000 Iowans, cut services for the most vulnerable, and forced providers to close from delayed payments, all while costing taxpayers far more than promised.
To make matters worse, a recent investigation found that AmeriHealth Caritas, the Medicaid company that pulled out of Iowa almost a year ago, still owes Iowa providers more than $14 million.
Despite this, Governor Reynolds continues to double down on this failing program. Out of state insurance companies will receive a $100 million raise coming directly from the state budget this year, while public education and workforce development tools continue to be underfunded and undervalued by the current administration.
Iowans deserve a governor who prioritizes their health and well-being over private companies, and it is clear that Governor Reynolds is not that person.
STATEWIDE PRESS CALL
WHO: Troy Price and Rob Sand
WHAT: Medicaid Privatization Press Call
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 10:15 AM
CONTACT: Tess Seger, email@example.com, (503) 473 – 7624