Iowa Health Care for All


ICAN is also keeping up the fight for health care reform in the Iowa Legislature. While we believe reform should happen at the federal level, we believe also that there is no guarantee that anything will happen, and it is important to keep an eye on Iowa.

Iowa has the chance to approve a Medicaid expansion as part of Obamacare. We call on Governor Branstad to take this opportunity to help thousands of Iowans rather than pursue a plan that costs more, covers fewer and has no guarantee of federal funding.

There are no real reasons—only political rhetoric—for failing to support Medicaid expansion in Iowa.


How can covering fewer people at a much higher cost to the state be more efficient than covering more poeple at no costs?”Rober Haus, GOP operative and public affairs strategist

“There is no reasonable excuse for Governor Branstad’s refusal to expand Medicaid.”Sister Jeanie Hagedorn, CHM

“Medicaid expansion will reduce direct Medicaid costs to the state, and enable the state to draw down billions of dollars in additional federal funding that will support jobs and maintain the state’s health care infrastructure,”Report by George Washington University and Regional Economic Models, Inc.

“[Medicaid Expansion] is a great deal for our state or any state, which is exactly why so many Republican governors are signing on.”Senator Tom Harkin

Partner Organizations

AFSCME Iowa Council 61
Americans for Democratic Action
Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
Coalition for a Better Iowa
Disability Rights Iowa
Hawkeye Labor Council
Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Iowa Human Needs Advocates
Iowa Main Street Alliance
Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
Iowa Olmstead Consumer Task Force
Iowa State Education Association
Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
NAMI Greater Des Moines
National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter
One Iowa
Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa
Progress Iowa
Progressive Action for the Common Good
SEIU Local 199
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Working Families Win
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April 14, 2010

Gov Culver signs Iowa health care reform bill.

April, 2009

ICAN wrapped up another year working at the state level for health care reform.

Through strong coordinated efforts, ICAN and the members of the Iowa Health Care for All coalition prevented backsliding from the victories won last year.

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