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Blog for Iowa's Running Conversation! Hot Topic: Health Care

Blog for Iowa’s Running Conversation! Current Hot Topic: Health Care




Several
people have expressed an interest in being able to have a running
conversation on Blog for Iowa.  It seems feasible now that we
actually have quite a few people who are interested in posting!




So, I’d like to re-introduce our “new” feature called Open Threads
Blog for Iowa will keep an open thread up and running in a prominent
position – top, right sidebar of the blog.  This way, people can
post in the open thread and a real back-and-forth discussion can take place.





How to Post a Comment on Blog for Iowa



Blog for Iowa now accepts anonymous comments in addition to those of readers who have first logged in to our BlogHarbor / blogware system.

If you do not wish to post anonymously, you need to first create a reader
account.  Go to the Log In component on the left sidebar, and
click on Create Reader Account.  Then, once you’ve confirmed your
email address, you need to Log In on the main page of BFIA (left sidebar).  THEN
you’ll be able to post a comment.



The
usernames have to be one word – no spaces, all lower case. But you can
choose a nickname which will be displayed when you post a comment, and
the nickname can include spaces, like My Full Name.




We will
not harvest your information after you create a reader account. 
You are actually creating a reader account for the entire BlogHarbor
system, our host company, and we have no access to the list.

Blog for Iowa will moderate all comments.

This post will host the Running Conversation, so comment here.

Of course, you are still welcome to comment on other posts.  You can use the same procedure mentioned above.

Please note:  Try as we might, we could not “fix” the fact that new comments will appear at the bottom of the comments, older comments at the top.




So, speak up!  We’d love to hear from you!

Trish Nelson, Editor

Blog for Iowa



7 Responses to “Blog for Iowa's Running Conversation! Hot Topic: Health Care”

  • Anonymous:

    Governor Culver and the Iowa Legislature earn high rankings. According to a Manpower Survey, Iowa has the third best employment outlook in the U.S.
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) rates Iowa No. 2 in the nation for controlling drunk driving.
    Iowa has met the Defense Department DOD) Priority List. Supporting military families was a priority for Gov. Culver and the Legislature in 2010. Gov. Culver signeed legislation in April. Iowa became the first state in the nation to complete the DOD Top Quality of Life Issues for military families regarding education, health care, employment, custody issues, and voting.
    With Iowa doing so well compared to other states, why do we need Terry Branstad?

  • Anonymous:

    Cant find any info or site to put my name in to volunteer for something like the die in that happened last Thurs. aft. 03/12/10
    How do i get involved??

  • Anonymous:

    Separation of Greed and State… like Church and State.
    The time has come, if you donate to a candidate, you are continuing the system of corruption and greed.
    Have candidates legally agree not to take money..and refuse to give any donations……instead post debates/ information on the web, or one webpage, or in the press's discussion rooms.
    If they can not do that, then they can not be trusted.
    Make Democracy work.

  • Anonymous:

    I just found this site, and it looks great. I signed up just a few minutes ago. I am progressive from southeast Iowa, and I look forward to reading and posting. To my fellow democratic friends, watch The Ed Schultz on MSNBC, and podcast his radio show. He is fighting hard for progressive health care everyday on his shows.

  • Anonymous:

    Upcoming Grassley Town Hall Events
    Madison County Town Hall Meeting
    * Date/Time: Wednesday August 12, 2009 9:15 – 10:15 AM
    Winterset Public Library
    123 North 2nd Street
    Winterset
    Union County Town Hall Meeting
    * Date/Time: Wednesday August 12, 2009 11:15 – 12:15 PM
    Afton City Hall
    Council Chambers, 115 East Kansas Street, Afton
    Guthrie County Town Hall Meeting
    * Date/Time: Wednesday August 12, 2009 2:30 – 3:30 PM
    Panora Community Center, 115 West Main Street, Panora
    Dallas County Town Hall Meeting
    * Date/Time: Wednesday August 12, 2009 4:30 – 5:30 PM
    Adel Public Library, Meeting Room, 303 South 10th Street, Adel

  • Anonymous:

    This link gives Grassley's 12 meetings in eastern IA between 6/30 and 7/3.
    http://coveringiowa politics. com/?p=2127
    It's not clear whether comments and questions from the public will be taken at any of them.
    For those of us in the Iowa City/Coralville area, he will be joining roundtable discussions with the IC Chamber of Commerce at the Coralville Library on July 3, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. I will try to get more information about that one.

  • Anonymous:

    Please read former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson's recent persuasive blog entitled Universal Single-Payer a Necessity Now:
    http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/
    Tom

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