End Medicaid Privatization Now!

SIGN THE PETITION

Sign the petition today and join Democratic lawmakers calling on Governor Kim Reynolds and Republican lawmakers to work together during the 2019 session to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

On Friday, Governor Reynolds announced UnitedHealthcare would be leaving the Iowa managed care program.  Since they currently manage 70% of Iowans on Medicaid, it means 425,000 Iowans will have their health care disrupted again and our most vulnerable could be faced with life or death situations.

Medicaid privatization isn’t working for patients or providers and the Governor is still refusing to fix the problems.

END MEDICAID PRIVATIZATION: Put Iowans Back in Control

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Additional Information:

Democratic lawmakers have a plan to end Medicaid privatization and prevent another health care disruption for Iowans.  First, the most vulnerable Iowans who need long term assistance (LTSS) would move back to fee for service to guarantee they get the care they need.  Second, Medicaid privatization would end on June 30 and the Governor and lawmakers would be forced to work together to develop a system that actually improves access to health care.Iowa’s privatized Medicaid experiment is a complete disaster and it’s time to put Iowans back in control.

Medicaid privatization is not saving money for Iowa’s taxpayers and it is not resulting in healthier Iowans. Instead, the state of Iowa keeps giving the private, out-of-state companies more and more money, while giving Iowa taxpayers less and less. Privatization has also put hospitals, nursing homes and other Iowa health care providers (especially in Iowa’s small towns and rural areas) in “financial jeopardy” as for-profit companies try to maximize profits by cutting services for Iowans while charging taxpayers hundreds of millions in administrative fees.

There is even clear evidence that Iowans have died as a result of life-sustaining services being cut off to extremely vulnerable individuals.

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4,210Lynn S.Apr 24, 2019
4,209Mary M.Apr 23, 2019
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4,207Jenny W.Apr 18, 2019
4,206Diane T.Apr 17, 2019
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