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Hike for Healthcare: Protesting Republican attempts to kill the Affordable Care Act

Political activists and other Iowans upset about Republican health care policies will be gathering in Cedar Rapids at noon for the Hike for Healthcare. At the same time protesters in Cedar Rapids are marching the half-mile from the corner to 8th Ave and 2nd Street, SE, to Rep. Rod Blum’s office, there will also be protests at Blum’s offices in Cedar Falls and Dubuque, as well as at Rep. David Young’s Des Moines office. […]

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Grassley speaks: The senator talks to reporters about the health care bill, but stresses politics over substance

Chuck Grassley

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office didn’t respond to questions from Little Village about the senator’s position on Cassidy-Graham, the Affordable Care Act repeal bill Republicans are rushing through the U.S. Senate, hut Grassley has finally spoken publicly about the bill. He did not, however, directly address how he intends to votes, and from his comments, it’s not clear if Grassley understands what is in the bill. […]

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Sens. Grassley and Ernst won’t say where they stand on a health care bill that would have a massive impact on Iowans

The latest Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the Graham-Cassidy bill — would remove protections for people with preexisting conditions, create new restrictions on women’s health care and reduce subsidies for individuals buying their own insurance. […]

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Iowa’s largest health insurer to participate in ACA’s health insurance exchange program

Image by Jason Wesley Upton via Flickr Creative Commons.

After opting out for the first two years of Iowa’s health insurance exchange program, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced this week that it will begin offering health insurance plans through the program starting in the fall of 2016, with coverage set to begin on Jan. 1, 2017. Though Iowa’s rate of uninsured residents […]

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