Julie Beckett fought to care for her daughter at home in the 1980s, bringing about a fundamental change to the federal Medicaid program that ultimately improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of children with complex disabilities nationwide. She died in Cedar Rapids on Friday at the age of 72.
Articles Tagged: Iowa Medicaid
Gazette Des Moines Bureau
State Government Mar. 9, 2022 6:54 pm
Proponents say bills changing the staffing ratios and allowing younger workers to operate with less supervision would allow flexibility in child care facilities, but opponents say the changes could make those settings less safe for children.
Attempts in previous years to add requirements for Iowans who receive public benefits like Medicaid and food assistance failed to pass both chambers in the Iowa Legislature. A renewed effort is under way this year, with a new approach: Instead of pushing for just one or two big bills addressing public assistance programs, statehouse Republicans have broken the myriad proposals into a slew of bills running separately.
CareSource, a health insurance company based in Ohio, announced Wednesday they plan to submit a bid to join Iowa’s Medicaid program as a managed care organization. The program current administers health benefits to more than 750,000 poor and disabled Iowans.