UI Public Health Researcher Advises Maine Senator on Healthcare Policy

Jul 12, 2017

Today, Senate Republican leaders unveiled a fresh proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

In the first half of today's River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with University of Iowa public health researcher Brian Kaskie about his current work in Washington to aid the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, chaired by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. His work for the committee draws on his expertise in Medicare, Medicaid and caring for the elderly.

In the second half, Kieffer discusses the impact of last minute state budget cuts within the Iowa Department of Public Health with directors of a few of the affected organizations.