Michaela Ramm


Iowa City bank offers student loan program as new-employee benefit

Student loans are becoming one of the largest debts in the country, and now affect about four in 10 adults under the age of 30, according to the Pew Research Center.

In response, and as a recruiting tool, one Iowa City-based company so far ... »

AbbeHealth president retiring

CEDAR RAPIDS - After 17 years as president and chief executive officer, Dan Strellner will retire from AbbeHealth at the end of this year.

Kathleen Horan will succeed Strellner as president and chief execu ... »

Religious leaders to discuss belief at end of life at UnityPoint-St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Wyatt Dagit has seen families left second-guessing.

As a hospital chaplain for the past 10 years, Dagit said he's seen families having to make decisions on behalf of loved ones who are in medical crisis.

It can be even toughe ... »

UnitedHealthcare CEO confident heading into 2018

On Friday, UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley became the managed-care organization for the vast majority of Iowa's Medicaid members following the withdrawal of AmeriHealth Caritas from the state's program.

After the state announced all Am ... »

Latest shifts leave some Medicaid enrollees concerned

A month ago, when Iowa's Medicaid system was thrown for a loop with the exit of one of its managed-care companies, Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven admitted there have been "some bumps" during the transition period.

"When Dir ... »

More questions for Iowans after Medicaid changes

Since AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa announced in late October it would exit the state's Medicaid managed-care program, Molli Struebing of Dubuque has been working to find coverage for her son.

Kai Lowell, 30, who lives with Struebing, has received co ... »

Coverage of former AmeriHealth enrollees to be handled by state, DHS says

In a reversal of an earlier decision by the state, Medicaid beneficiaries who had chosen Amerigroup Iowa as their 2018 managed-care organization instead will be covered by a state program, according to a post on the Department of Human Service's website ... »

Boys in Eldora juvenile school mistreated, lawsuit says

Two watchdog organizations filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Iowa Department of Human Service officials, asserting youths placed in the state juvenile facility in Eldora are subject to excessive use of seclusion rooms and restraints and do not rece ... »

Stroke deaths decrease in Iowa

IOWA CITY - The number of deaths caused by stroke have declined across Iowa, according to a new nationwide study.

A study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with data gathered by a University of Iowa College of Public Hea ... »

Feds, state officials say ‘temporary’ decision on Iowa Medicaid needs no federal OK

State and federal officials said Friday Iowa does not need approval to move some 213,000 Iowans on Medicaid to a managed-care organization without offering them a choice.

The officials said they are working together on the issue but did not offer ... »