Latest News From FPCI

The Council's Response to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Clinic Closures

This year, Iowa’s legislature voted to discontinue the Iowa Family Planning Network to implement a new state run family planning program.  This was done despite the fact the Iowa Family Planning Network resulted in millions of dollars in annual savings for Iowa taxpayers.  We knew the negative impact this legislation would have on family planning programs.  

Iowa's Largest Insurer Says It Will Withdraw from Obamacare Exchanges

Reed Abelson - New York Times

In the latest move by insurers worried about the viability of the markets created under the federal health care law, Iowa’s major carrier said Monday that it would stop selling individual policies in the state next year.

In a statement, the insurer, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which is based in Des Moines, blamed its decision to withdraw in 2018 on what it said was the high cost of covering people under the Affordable Care Act.

For Some Patients In Marketplace Plans, Access To Cancer Centers Is Elusive

Michelle Andrews -  Kaiser Health News

Getting cancer is scary. Discovering that your marketplace plan doesn’t give you access to leading cancer centers may make the diagnosis even more daunting. As insurers’ shrink their provider networks and slash the number of plans that offer out-of-network coverage, some consumers are learning that their treatment options can be limited.

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