health insurance http://iowapublicradio.org en Health Care Outreach Workers Stretched Thin http://iowapublicradio.org/post/health-care-outreach-workers-stretched-thin <p></p><p>Even if the rollout of the federal health law had gone off without a technical hitch, getting millions of Americans to sign up for insurance would still be a tall order. That’s why the law includes funding for workers trained to help people find their way around the new system. But in rural states like Iowa, with populations spread across hundreds of miles, those workers face an especially daunting challenge.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:37:48 +0000 Sarah McCammon 32401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Health Care Outreach Workers Stretched Thin News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-obamacare-fix-and-cholesterol-guidelines <p>While support to reduce prison sentences has been growing, Iowa State University sociologist <a href="http://www.soc.iastate.edu/staff/delisi.html">Matt DeLisi</a> <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/11/12/delisioffenderreduction">recently testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee</a> that for certain offenders this would be a mistake.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:32:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32197 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines Iowa Insurance Commissioner: Obamacare Rollout "Bumpy," But Will Get Better http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-insurance-commissioner-obamacare-rollout-bumpy-will-get-better <p></p><p> November 1 marks a month since the launch of the federal health insurance marketplace under Obamacare. &nbsp;</p><p>As has been widely reported, the website has been plagued by problems from the start, and many Americans area struggling to get information.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:09:12 +0000 Sarah McCammon 31477 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Insurance Commissioner: Obamacare Rollout "Bumpy," But Will Get Better Obamacare: Tech Glitches and Policy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obamacare-tech-glitches-and-policy <p>Join host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;to e<span style="line-height: 1.5;">xamine the technical issues surrounding the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and answer questions about the law itself, including its requirements and the process of enrolling in the health insurance exchanges online.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:33:35 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30974 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obamacare: Tech Glitches and Policy Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace http://iowapublicradio.org/post/navigating-health-insurance-marketplace <p>Today is the opening of the Affordable Care Act&#39;s &quot;Health Exchange Marketplace,&quot; but many Iowans are still confused about their options. Today on River To River, we clear up misconceptions and answer the questions&nbsp; Iowans have while venturing into a new health care landscape.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:22:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 29918 at http://iowapublicradio.org Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace Lawmakers Dispute Tax Return Question http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-dispute-tax-return-question <p>As Iowans are&nbsp; filing their state income tax returns, there’s a controversy at the statehouse over one of the questions on the tax form. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The question&nbsp; aims to locate working Iowans who may be eligible for subsidized health insurance for their children.&nbsp;&nbsp; Some&nbsp; Republicans in the Iowa House say that&nbsp; goes beyond what the government needs to know when you file your taxes.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:51:40 +0000 Joyce Russell 17604 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lawmakers Dispute Tax Return Question