Report: U.S. Needs More Competition in Health Insurance Markets; Iowa’s Remains Highly Concentrated


New data presented this week show the nation needs more competition in health insurance markets, and supports antitrust efforts to block unprecedented mergers among four of the nation’s biggest health insurance companies.

BOEE Pursues Coaching CPR Certification Rules


Recently, the Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) voted to move forward with implementing an IMS 2016 policy priority to require that all school coaches in Iowa obtain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The draft rules, on track

Senate Defense Bill Would Undermine State-Based Medical Licensure


Congress is considering legislation that has serious implications for the state-based system of medical licensure for purposes of telemedicine. The National Defense ...

DHS Proposes FY18 & FY19 Budgets; Includes $33.5 Million in Potential Payment Cuts


This week, the Department on Human Services (DHS) released its Health and Human Services (HHS) budget recommendations for the upcoming 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. These recommendations consist largely of status quo recommendations except for Medicaid

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