[Note from BFIA: Tonight at 5 pm you can watch the Medicaid expansion debate live from the state capitol here]
Today, a group of Iowa organizations, including AFSCME Iowa Council 61, announced the formation of the Healthiest Iowa Initiative.
The goal of the Healthiest Iowa Initiative is to expand Medicaid in Iowa. Medicaid expansion would expand health coverage to up to 150,000 Iowans who currently receive too little care (or no care), too late. Expanding Medicaid makes the most sense for the public health and the fiscal health of our state. It’s also the right thing to do.
Governor Branstad has stated that he opposes Medicaid expansion in Iowa. His position is unwise and does not align with Iowa values.
I strongly encourage you to visit www.healthiestiowa.com and sign the petition in favor of Medicaid expansion in Iowa.
Expanding Medicaid is the number one thing Iowa can do to make our state healthier.
Danny Homan, President
AFSCME Iowa Council 61
P.S. In addition to signing the petition, please spread the word. Forward this to your friends and family. Spread the word about the Healthiest Iowa Initiative using social media. Together, we can make a difference!