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Consumers Bemoan Largest Health Insurance Price Hike in Iowa History

Tony Leys - DSM Register

Iowans who buy their own health insurance pleaded with the state’s insurance commissioner Saturday to rein in the largest proposed premium increase in state history, but he warned them his powers are limited.

Consumer Renee Welk of Des Moines was among those asking Commissioner Doug Ommen for help during a public hearing in downtown Des Moines.

“You could make a huge difference in this state and set an example that this is people over profits, that we are looking for what’s best for our whole state,” Welk said.

Premiums and Tax Credits: The ACA vs. Senate BCRA

Kaiser Family Health Foundation

This map compares county-level projections of premiums and tax credits for marketplace enrollees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with estimates for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) as unveiled June 22 by Senate Republicans. Our maps comparing premiums and tax credits under the ACA and the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed through the House are here.

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.