We are asking Governor Kim Reynolds and Republican lawmakers to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

Medicaid is a health care safety net that is administered by the states and funded through a federal-state partnership. Roughly 70 percent of Medicaid expenses are for the care of our very poor elderly and severely disabled Iowans. In 2015, the Branstad/Reynolds Administration announced that the state employees running the program would be replaced by for-profit Medicaid managers.

Despite widespread opposition and repeated delays, large, out-of-state companies took over care of the majority of Iowans receiving Medicaid services on April 1, 2016. As of today, three of the four companies initially hired to manage the program have abandoned the project. When AmeriHealth Caritas quit the state last month, the health care of 215,000 Iowans was disrupted.

Governor Reynolds has promised that more managed care organizations are being recruited to replace those that left.

Please consider signing the petition today to tell the Governor and Republican lawmakers, enough is enough. It's time to end Medicaid privatization now.

Iowans for Quality Medicaid

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