Health Policy
  • Monday, April 24th, 2017

    Several Public Policy Center researchers from the Health Policy Research Program participated and presented at the National Oral Health Conference April 24-26 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

  • Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Insurance providers Aetna’s and Wellmark’s recent pullout from the Iowa individual insurance market could leave almost 60,000 Iowans and hospitals across the state in limbo.
  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Two of the four health insurers in Iowa that sell individual health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act state health exchange, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna, have announced they will no longer offer those individual plans. PPC Director Pete Damiano spoke with Iowa Public Radio's River to River host Ben Kieffer. 

  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Several Public Policy Center researchers have been featured by the Office of Research and Economic Development in the 2017 Dare to Discover campaign. 

  • Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    David Frisvold, PPC Scholar-in-Residence and associate professor in the Department of Economics, will participate in a work shop at Iowa State University, "Federal Statistical Research Data Centers: Opportunities for Researchers to Use Restricted Access Data," on Thursday, March 30. Frisvold will present "Health Economics Research in the RDC."

  • Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    Iowa Republicans are pushing to cut the state's family-planning program and redraft it to exclude Planned Parenthood from the list of eligible providers. Natoshia Askelson talked about the situation in Iowa.

  • Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

    PPC Director Dr. Peter Damiano spoke with Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer on River to River about the American Health Care Act (ACHA), which is currently being debated by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

  • Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

    Drs. Julie Reynolds and Peter Damiano were awarded a grant renewal from the DentaQuest Foundation to continue developing the Patient-Centered Dental Home (PCDH) model.

  • Monday, March 6th, 2017

    Dr. Pete Damiano will participate in the American Dental Education Association’s Annual Session and Expedition March 16-20, 2017 in Long Beach, Calif.

  • Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

    Donald L. Chi, a researcher in the Public Policy Center's Health Policy Research Program, wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post about the importance of dental care as part of the Affordable Care Act. Chi is a pediatric dentist and an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. 

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