Siouxland Rep. urges Iowa lawmakers to keep patients in mind while debating changes to Medicaid

Governor Branstad is speaking out about his proposed Medicaid privatization


Published 02/08 2016 07:10PM

Updated 02/08 2016 07:11PM

Both sides of the Iowa House shared their opinions on the issue of Medicaid changes in the state Monday afternoon at the state capitol in Des Moines.  Republicans want to maintain the timeline of implementing the state's privatized Medicaid system.  Many democrats say they're waiting to see if the plan will bring fourth benefits to Iowans.

"There's no point in us arguing on political ideologies about this. We need to look at exactly what's going on here and remember that the patients and clients come first," said David Johnson a state Rep. from Ocheyedan.

Governor Terry Branstad spoke out about his proposed Medicaid privatization plans Monday defending the forethought put into the proposed changes.


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