Category Archives: Healthcare

Iowa activists cited at Biden’s Iowa HQ

CCI Action and Iowa Student Action members refuse to leave office, call on Biden to stop his Medicare lies, and cut his big money healthcare ties

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I’m a Small Farmer from Iowa. Why Does Trump Want to Take My Health Care?

By Chris Petersen: For my family, “pre-existing conditions” are more than a technicality. They’re a matter of life or death, of sickness or health. My wife and I are Iowa family farmers. I have diabetes, and Kristi has a heart murmur. Without the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its guarantees for people with pre-existing conditions, there’d be nothing standing between

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LTE: We Can End The Opioid Epidemic

Editor’s note: From time to time we receive Letters to the Editor from candidates for office. Publication of these LTEs are not an endorsement of the candidate and all LTEs are equally considered by the board no matter who the author might be.   Eighty-five percent of heroin users start by taking legal opioids. Fentanyl and carfentanil are involved in a

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Glasson Releases Statement on Fetal Heartbeat Legislation

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Cathy Glasson released the following statement Friday evening in response to Governor Reynolds signing the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” : “Kim Reynolds rushed to roll back the clock on women’s health in Iowa by signing this dangerous, extreme, unconstitutional law today. Instead of standing up to the right wing of her party, Kim Reynolds put conservative politics ahead

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Glasson: “The Privatization of Medicaid Has Been a Failure"

Democratic Candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson headlined a town hall sponsored by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement PAC Wednesday night in Waterloo. The ICU nurse and union leader has made several stops across the state engaging in a series of town halls focused on the concerns of everyday Iowans. Speaking to a packed room at the SingleSpeed Brewery in Waterloo,

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Glasson: “The Privatization of Medicaid Has Been a Failure”

Democratic Candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson headlined a town hall sponsored by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement PAC Wednesday night in Waterloo. The ICU nurse and union leader has made several stops across the state engaging in a series of town halls focused on the concerns of everyday Iowans. Speaking to a packed room at the SingleSpeed Brewery in Waterloo,

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ACA Enrollment Period Ends December 15th. Here’s how to Sign Up.

The enrollment period for 2018 now ends December 15th, a significantly shorter time span than previous years, so it is more crucial than ever to take advantage of this enrollment period as soon as possible. Here’s how you can sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Apply online at healthcare.gov. From there, if you are new, you

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In Memoriam: Progressive Activist and Journalist, Scott Galindez

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we announce the passing of a member of our PVI family. Scott Galindez was a fiery activist, advocate, and journalist who fought with everything he had for what he believed. He was a talented video editor and organizer. He was a fantastic writer and a passionately fought against the very

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Where the Buck Actually Stops

Well friends, I wish I had happy news to report on this. I wish I could say that the good guys won and the women of southeast Iowa didn’t have to endure insurance copays, long waits to see new doctors, and could get birth control and reproductive health services as needed. That they could get all of the help they needed in one convenient, secure, and supportive place. Nope.

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