Iowa Public Radio Insight Network http://iowapublicradio.org en Behind the Numbers on Your Hospital Bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/behind-numbers-your-hospital-bill <p>In the emergency room, the last thing you want to think about is what your bill is going to look like. But, weeks later you will receive a bill in the mail; and you might experience some sticker shock.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, we seek to answer your hospital billing questions. Questions like: why does an aspirin cost upwards of $15, when I can get a generic bottle at the drug store at 2 cents a pop?</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:07:27 +0000 Emily Woodbury 38233 at http://iowapublicradio.org Behind the Numbers on Your Hospital Bill Iowa Millennials Prepare for Affordable Care Act http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-millennials-prepare-affordable-care-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em><strong>Editor Note: </strong>The Millennials in the piece were found because they signed up for the <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/iowa-public-radio-insight-network">IPR Insight Network</a>. Please consider <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/iowa-public-radio-insight-network">signing up today</a> and lending your expertise and experience to some of our reporting.</em></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:05:00 +0000 Clay Masters 30273 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Millennials Prepare for Affordable Care Act The Future of Medicaid in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-medicaid-iowa <p>All this week, IPR’s Clay Masters has been talking with Iowans who receive Medicaid services to get their input on the debate between Governor Branstad and the Democratic-controlled state Senate over expanding Medicaid.</p><p>River to River wraps up the series with host Ben Kieffer sitting down with Clay and several Medicaid recipients, as well as the Governor’s healthcare policy advisor <a href="https://twitter.com/MBousselot">Michael Bousselot</a> and Democratic state senator <a href="http://www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/jochum/">Pam Jochum</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 19:40:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Clay Masters & Sarah Boden 20215 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Medicaid in Iowa Iowans on Medicaid Part 4 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-medicaid-part-4 <p></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Clay Masters 20107 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans on Medicaid Part 4 Iowans on Medicaid Part 3 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-medicaid-part-3 <p>There’s one issue that will likely help keep state lawmakers from adjourning at the end of the week; that’s healthcare. Thousands of low-income Iowans will be kicked off a healthcare program that expires at the end of the year and there’s disagreement over how to cover them. Republican Governor Terry Branstad is at odds with Democratic-controlled Senate who want to expand Medicaid. The governor doesn’t want to rely on the feds… so he’s introduced his own plan. Wed, 01 May 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Clay Masters 20044 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans on Medicaid Part 3 Iowans on Medicaid Part 2 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-medicaid-part-2 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 05:57:25 +0000 Clay Masters 19982 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans on Medicaid Part 2 Iowans on Medicaid http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-medicaid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right now, under federal law states have to figure out how to insure the poor. They can either expand the joint federal/state healthcare program for low-income people called Medicaid… or they can get waivers and devise their own plans. Democrats who control the Iowa Senate are at odds with Republican Governor Terry </span>Branstad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has introduced his own plan. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Clay Masters 19923 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans on Medicaid