By Chris Petersen: For my family, “pre-existing conditions” are more than a technicality. They’re a matter of life or death, of sickness or health. My wife and I are Iowa … Continue Reading I’m a Small Farmer from Iowa. Why Does Trump Want to Take My Health Care?
Editor’s note: From time to time we receive Letters to the Editor from candidates for office. Publication of these LTEs are not an endorsement of the candidate and all LTEs … Continue Reading LTE: We Can End The Opioid Epidemic
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Cathy Glasson released the following statement Friday evening in response to Governor Reynolds signing the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” : “Kim Reynolds rushed to roll back the clock … Continue Reading Glasson Releases Statement on Fetal Heartbeat Legislation
Democratic Candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson headlined a town hall sponsored by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement PAC Wednesday night in Waterloo. The ICU nurse and union leader has made … Continue Reading Glasson: “The Privatization of Medicaid Has Been a Failure”
The enrollment period for 2018 now ends December 15th, a significantly shorter time span than previous years, so it is more crucial than ever to take advantage of this enrollment … Continue Reading ACA Enrollment Period Ends December 15th. Here’s how to Sign Up.
It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we announce the passing of a member of our PVI family. Scott Galindez was a fiery activist, advocate, and journalist … Continue Reading In Memoriam: Progressive Activist and Journalist, Scott Galindez
Well friends, I wish I had happy news to report on this. I wish I could say that the good guys won and the women of southeast Iowa didn’t have to endure insurance copays, long waits to see new doctors, and could get birth control and reproductive health services as needed. That they could get all of the help they needed in one convenient, secure, and supportive place. Nope.
Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Jon Neiderbach and Cathy Glasson, made strong declarations of support for the Medicare for All legislation announced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders this week. “I supported … Continue Reading Two Gubernatorial Candidates Declare Support for Medicare for All
by Jason Frerichs Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) said: “There will be no litmus tests for candidates as Democrats seek to find a winning roster to regain the House majority … Continue Reading Women’s Rights are Human Rights
Here is some video footage of the Healthcare Rally in Des Moines on 7/29/2017.
It was the worst of times, it was the most uncertain of times, it was the age of greed, it was the age of folly, it was the epoch of … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cancers
Senator John McCain, a man battling aggressive brain cancer, voted yes today on the motion to proceed on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) I had wanted to write about … Continue Reading McCain Deserves the Best, But So Do We
By Jason Frerichs Senators, it’s my understanding that you’re about to waffle and vote to repeal and replace Obamacare with the much worse Trumpcare. It’s sad that you are blatantly … Continue Reading An Open to Letter to Senators Grassley and Ernst from a Burnt Out Healthcare Provider
by Jason Frerichs Right now there is a major debate about health care going on. Republicans want to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) with the American Health … Continue Reading Medicare For All is the Right Choice: Part 1
During his week-long Fourth of July recess, Senator Grassley attended at least nine invitation-only meetings throughout southeast Iowa. Outside of “private business meetings,” Grassley found no time to address his … Continue Reading Ignoring Constituents is Unpatriotic
My local Planned Parenthood clinic just closed because Iowa legislators decided to defund it. I’ve thought a lot about how a bunch of guys who have probably never stepped foot … Continue Reading LTE: Confessions of a Planned Parenthood Patient