Statehouse and Politics
11:11 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Debate on Expanding Medicaid in Iowa Continues

Credit John Pemble / IPR

The public weighed in on the Medicaid expansion at a public hearing in the Iowa House.

The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate wants to expand Medicaid in the state. Republican Governor Terry Branstad does NOT and has introduced his own plan. Medicaid is the joint federal-state healthcare program for low-income people. As Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports the Republican-controlled House held a public hearing on the Senate’s expansion bill Tuesday night.