Has Medicaid Privatization in Iowa Achieved its Goals?
A Medicaid Privatization Forum
November 13, 2017
2:00pm – 4pm at the Coralville Public Library
(Please park on the lower level)
Listen to the report on the status as seen by Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and the 3 MCO’s.
Then, hear the status as seen by consumers, providers, and advocates. *
Explore what steps can be taken to improve the program.
The purpose of this event is:
To report on the status of Medicaid Privatization in Iowa and to explore what can be done to improve the program.
The three Medicaid Privatization goals were:
- Improve quality and access
- Promote accountability for outcomes
- Create a more predictable and sustainable Medicaid budget.
- It was going to save money.
Your story & your suggestions are important!
We hope to see you there!
*If you wish to share your story or suggest what can be done to improve the program – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This forum is sponsored by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging and Johnson County Case Management.
ADVENTURE TOGETHER is a FUN RUN and ADAPTIVE RECREATION fundraising event.
Place: Cedar Lake Trail
Time: 10am – 2pm (come when you can ~ there is no official start time)
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Participants can run, walk, or roll the trail while checking out adaptive KAYAKING and BIKING along the lake. The proceeds of this event will benefit SportAbility of Iowa & Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, two community organizations who promote the inclusion and self-determination of Iowa’s disabled population.
To register before the event day, please click below or visit our Eventbrite page here.
A registration table will be set up at the entrance to the event if you wish to register that day. Registration will get you access to the event activities including the raffle drawings, which will be available for participation throughout the day.
We want to send a big THANK YOU out to everyone that came out to register to vote over National Disability Registration Week!
Additionally, we want to thank Julie from the Johnson County League of Women Voters for donating her time and energy to help with the Coraliville event.
Access 2 Independence is participating in a national effort to make the DISABILITY VOTE more influential. This effort, known as the REV UP Campaign, has designated July 17-21, 2017 as National Disability Voter Registration Week in advance of the November elections.
Access 2 Independence will be participating in this effort by holding two voter registration drives, one in Linn County on July 18th and the other in Johnson County on July 20th. Additional information about each event can be found below. We will have both regular and the new large print voter registration documents available. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Linn County Voter Registration
Cedar Rapids Public Library
450 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
1:00PM to 4:00PM
We will be located on the main floor in the children’s area
Johnson County Voter Registration
Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
10:00AM to 1:00PM
We will be located on the main floor in the lobby area
As many of you know, there is a bill (the American Health Care Act) being pushed through the Senate that would both cap benefits and cut over $800 billion of Medicaid, leading to a decrease in necessary community services that support independent living, as well as making healthcare unavailable to millions of people.
The Senate plans on putting this bill to a vote before the 4th of July, so we must act quickly to stop this bill now. While we do have limited time, we can make a difference. We only need one or two more Senators to say “NO” in order to stop this bill. If you are able, please set up a meeting with your Senator’s staff, or call them and follow up with an email if possible.
To make this as easy as possible, we are including contact information for Iowa Senators, and a script in case you want something to go off of when talking with your Senator’s staff.
Also, it is important for all US Senators to know that we the people demand hearings be scheduled for this bill with appropriate time for bipartisan input. To directly ask for hearings, call the Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions) Committee and the Senate Finance Committee (contact information below).
Below is a sample script to use when talking with your Senators. Please personalize your message as much as possible to show your Senators just how much this bill will affect you and your loved ones.
While it is important to talk with our Iowa Senators, there are some key Senators in other states that may be more receptive to our message. If you have any family/friends in these states, let them know how they can make a difference by forwarding them this message and/or asking them to call their Senators. A list of priority Senators can be found below:
Finally, remember to spread the word.
The more people involved, the louder our voice!
Thank you in advance for your hard work.
Together we can stop this bill and make our voices heard!