Health care

  • Trump, Clinton pursue veteran vote through mental health talk

    - Sep 7, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu Nine weeks away from Nov. 8, the major party presidential candidates are shifting gears to more directly address military voters by emphasizing their mental healthcare plans. In step with higher scrutiny...
  • Trump headlines Ernst fundraiser

    - Aug 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump headlined the second annual Roast and Ride fundraiser hosted by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Saturday, painting a Republican party embodying unity and hope....
  • “Hocus Pocus” star stumps for Clinton

    - Aug 8, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu Actress Kathy Najimy on Monday made several stops across eastern Iowa on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who will appear in Des Moines on Wednesday. The actress, who starred...
  • Vilsack pushes additional funding for opioid addiction treatment

    - Jul 5, 2016
    by Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack pushed a proposed $1.1 billion in additional opioid addiction treatment funding on Tuesday. The increase, included in President Obama’s proposed 2017 federal budget, makes Iowa...
  • Loebsack: ‘Pull the plug’ on Iowa’s Medicaid privatization plan

    - Feb 19, 2016
    Iowa’s lone Democratic congressman says the state is not prepared for a switch to a managed care system and could negatively impact some 560,000 Iowans.    By Quentin Misiag | quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa — long...
  • Medicaid plan in Iowa draws fire

    - May 10, 2015
    As Iowa transitions to a privatized Medicaid system, Democrats are demanding government oversight and limited profits for insurance companies. Gov. Terry Branstad unilaterally made the change earlier this year, and Senate Democrats voted last week to...
  • Iowa Senate passes medical marijuana bill

    - Apr 15, 2015
    A bill that would provide medical marijuana to suffering Iowans passed the Iowa Senate on Wednesday. And although a staggering number of Iowans support medical marijuana, the partisan enthusiasm gap remains. According to a Quinnipiac University...
  • Iowa House approves EpiPen legislation

    - Apr 8, 2015
    School nurses are one signature away from being able to stock and use EpiPens in Iowa schools. The Iowa House unanimously approved S.F. 462 Tuesday which would allow schools to stock and administer epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known...
  • Medical marijuana bill may go up in smoke

    - Mar 29, 2015
    A bill legalizing medical marijuana in Iowa has seen some progress this year, but lawmakers are concerned implementation could be years away. A lack of Republican support in the Iowa Senate and an all-but-certain refusal to...
  • Marijuana bill passes Senate committee

    - Mar 27, 2015
    Medical marijuana in Iowa took a step towards legalization today as the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee approved a bill that would allow limited access to cannabis. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. The...