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Iowa Hands Over Medicaid to Companies With Troubled Histories

Critics of the privatization scheme point to other states that have handed over Medicaid to health care companies only to watch Medicaid waiting lists grow and service dwindle.

Critics of the privatization scheme point to other states that have handed over Medicaid to health-care companies only to watch Medicaid waiting lists grow and service dwindle.

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Lawsuit Challenges Arkansas Governor’s Attack on Planned Parenthood Funds

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Friday, requesting a federal court overturn Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive to prevent Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Friday, requesting a federal court overturn Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive to prevent the organization from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

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Iowa Could Join States Cutting Off Planned Parenthood’s Funding

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Monday that he directed state agencies to review the government funding of programs operated by Planned Parenthood in the state.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Monday that he had directed state agencies to review the government funding of programs operated by Planned Parenthood in the state.

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Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.

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Iowa Governor Doesn’t Want to Decide Who Gets Medicaid Funds for Abortion Care

The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn't want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allow the governor to relinquish the role.

The governor of Iowa has signaled that he doesn’t want to be the sole arbiter of whether the state Medicaid program pays for certain types of abortion care, while Republican lawmakers in the state legislature seem unwilling to allow the governor to relinquish the role.

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Arguments To Be Heard Wednesday in Lawsuit Over Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The decision stays an Iowa Board of Medicine rule that threatened to end access to medication abortion for rural patients.

The fate of the state’s successful telemedicine abortion program could be decided this week.

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Iowa Board of Medicine Votes to Adopt Rule That Will Likely End Telemed Abortion Access in the State

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

On Friday, the Iowa Board of Medicine voted 8 to 2 to adopt a rule that is likely to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program.

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Iowa Governor’s Office Reportedly Had Advance Notice About Telemed Abortion Challenge

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

A lawyer in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s office was reportedly given advance notice that anti-choice advocates were launching a new effort to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program, leading some pro-choice activists to wonder how involved the governor’s office has been in the effort.

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Iowa Anti-Choice Activists Attempt to Cirumvent Legislature to Ban Telemed Abortions

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

Iowa Right to Life is spearheading an effort to demand that the Iowa Board of Medicine “stop webcam abortions,” presenting what they say is 20,000 signatures from medical professionals.

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Branstad to Approve Medicaid Abortion Cases Individually, Says He’ll Be ‘Thoughtful’

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

Iowa’s anti-choice Republican governor announced Friday that he expects to sign the state’s budget into law, including a new rule that will give him complete control over federal Medicaid funding for the roughly two dozen Medicaid-eligible abortions that are performed in the state each year.

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