Health Policy
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2015

    According to a recent survey, participation in Iowa school breakfast programs remains low.
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2015

    PPC Director Dr. Peter Damiano recently was interview by The Gazette regarding the impending U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell.
  • Friday, February 27th, 2015

    Dr. Peter Damiano, director of the Public Policy Center and health policy researcher, recently was interviewed in a KCRG TV9 News about patients and providers facing difficulties in the health insurance marketplace.

  • Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

    The PPC recently became an official member of the National Quality Forum (NQF).  The NQF is dedicated to improving heath and health care by endorsing health care outcome measures to be used by providers, payers, consumers, and researchers.  As an NQF member, the PPC will be able to learn directly from other users how certain outcomes worked

  • Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

    PPC Director Pete Damiano sat down with National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss the recent troubles CoOportunity Health insurer faced.  CoOportunity Health is a health care co-op, created to provide insurance in Iowa and Nebraska where there is little competition in the health care market.

  • Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    Authors Brad Wright, Pete Damiano, and Suzanne Bentler, released a report, "Assessing the Capacity of Iowa's Community Health Centers to Respond to the Opportunities and Challenges for the Affordable Care Act," that took a look at the current and future capacity of Iowa community health centers (CHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) using an online survey among executive directors of CHCs and R

  • Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    The expansion of Iowa's Medicaid and Marketplace options will place an additional load on public and private dental providers by increasing demand for services...
  • Monday, December 1st, 2014

    Pete Damiano, the director of the Public Policy Center, joined Ben Kieffer on Wednesday, November 20's River to River to discuss health care reform and the new enrollment period that launched on November 15, 2014.  River to River is Iowa Public Radio's talk program that focuses on the new, issues and eve

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

    Dr.’s Ray Kuthy, Susan McKernan, and Julie Reynolds have recently presented initial findings from the project “Coordinating and improving oral health workforce activities in Iowa” to several stakeholder groups in Iowa. In October, McKernan presented to the Advisory Council for the Office of Health Care Transformation at the Iowa Department of Public Health.

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

    The second brief in a series describing policy-relevant topics for the primary care safety net after implementation of the Affordable Care Act assesses the capacity of two types of safety net providers: community health centers (CHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs).