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Submit Your Public Comment About Medicaid by Monday, June 17

The Iowa Department of Human Services needs to hear from you by June 17th! They are holding public hearings around the state about the recently passed "Iowa Health and Wellness Plan," a compromise between full Medicaid expansion and Governor Branstad's unacceptable alternative. Please use the form on the left to submit your comments.

Click here to read the official notice.

Written comments may be addressed to Deanna Jones, Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, 100 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315. Comments may also be sent to the attention of: DHS, IME Healthy Iowa Plan at through June 17, 2013. Comments received may be reviewed by the public by contacting Deanna Jones at the above address.

Voices for Medicaid Expansion


Iowans at the State Capitol in favor of Medicaid expansion:

A Parish Nurse from Des Moines speaks in favor of Medicaid expansion:

A Retired Schoolteacher from Iowa City speaks in favor of Medicaid expansion:

Why Expand Medicaid?

This spreadsheet explains it all. Governor Branstad's plan covers fewer people, provides them with fewer benefits and costs Iowa taxpayers $163,000,000 more than the Medicaid expansion. Click the graphic to zoom in.

Medicaid expansion costs table

Partner Organizations

  • AFSCME Iowa Council 61
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • AMOS
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
  • Coalition for a Better Iowa
  • Disability Rights Iowa
  • Hawkeye Labor Council
  • Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
  • Iowa Citizen Action Network
  • Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
  • Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Iowa Human Needs Advocates
  • Iowa Main Street Alliance
  • Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
  • Iowa Olmstead Consumer Task Force
  • Iowa State Education Association
  • Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
  • NAMI Greater Des Moines
  • National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter
  • One Iowa
  • Passageway
  • Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa
  • Progress Iowa
  • Progressive Action for the Common Good
  • SEIU Local 199
  • South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Working Families Win

Does your organization want to join us? Let's talk.


Share your story

Will you or your family be impacted by expanded health care under Medicaid expansion? Share your story, and we will share it with Iowa's elected leaders who need to be convinced that expanding Medicaid and providing care for all Iowans is the right thing to do.

By submitting this form you agree to allow us to share your name and story with others. Thank you for your support.