5:03 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Iowans on Medicaid

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 Branstad has introduced his own plan. IPR Statehouse correspondent Clay Masters wanted to get away from the politics and talk to Iowans who receive these services. 

Some of the voice's you'll hear in our series were found from people in the IPR Public Insight Network. 

Jacob and Sarah Garvin, owners of Warrior Crossfit gym in Mustcatine, talk about their expected baby on March 28, 2013.
Credit Clay Masters / IPR
Sarah Garvin and her husband own a gym in Muscatine. They moved here two years ago, after she quit her comfy federal job with benefits as a biologist in Florida. Now she's pregnant and on Medicaid.