Pam Jochum http://iowapublicradio.org en Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Expand Medicaid with Opt-Out Option http://iowapublicradio.org/post/senate-democrats-unveil-plan-expand-medicaid-opt-out-option <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats in the Iowa senate say they’re extending an olive branch to Republican Governor Terry </span>Branstad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> regarding their proposal to expand Medicaid in the state. The governor is opposed to expanding the joint federal state healthcare program for the poor mainly because he doesn’t believe the feds can continue to pay for it. Democrats are offering an opt-out provision in case federal funding levels </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">would</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> change.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:10:49 +0000 Clay Masters 17703 at http://iowapublicradio.org Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Expand Medicaid with Opt-Out Option