Does Iowa's Safety Net Work?
An IowaWatch report released this week, titled Finding Health Care Coverage for Every Iowan an Elusive Dream, cited PPC Director Peter Damiano on the percentage of Iowans who remain uninsured, and how the state's safety net serves those individuals. The story was also reported in The Press Citizen, The Gazette and the Des Moines Register.
Two Health Policy studies are analyzing these issues. The Health Care Safety Net in Iowa Post Health Care Reform looks at how passage of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is likely to impact the organizations that provide care to vulnerable citizens, while the Evaluation of the IowaCare Program assesses how well the state's public insurance program for adults meets the needs of enrollees.