- Medicaid and the Federal deficit The Iowa Medicaid decision connects to big economic issues: Gov. Branstad does not want to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act's provision for free Medicaid to 150,000 more Iowans -- at no cost to Iowa for the first three years and minimal cost
- Letter to the Editor To the Editor: When asked about Iowans too poor to afford health insurance, Governor Branstad talks about health care savings accounts, increasing co-pays, and people drinking at open bars at weddings. Governor, making health care more expensive won'
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Serving as a Wayne County Supervisor for six years, I learned that the decisions we made at the board table played a significant role in the lives of our neighbors, family and friends. Our county elected officials are the boots on the ground for all Iowans concerning government. It was through that experience I learned the value of listening to constituents, and being their voice to make a difference.
- That's genius Every week, I am given a new reason to shake my head in shock and shame for what is going on in the world around me. This week was no exception. The Des Moines Register reported on Tuesday that a $31 million road construction project around West Des
- Being left is all right "Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do." - Eric Parslow Whether you're turning a corner or signing your name, being left is hardly ever right. That's because lefties are in the minority. Only about 10 percent of the population is left-han
- No Headline Provided To the Editor: Last Friday (Feb. 21), I had to come to town after we had that snow. I was so surprised and impressed with the cleaned downtown streets. What a professional job the street crews did. You can tell they took pride in their city and wante
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We’ve heard a lot of discussions about the federal Affordable Care Act since it was proposed nearly four years ago. Preliminary reports indicated it would provide affordable healthcare to all Americans. Iowans and Americans are now being told their insurance premiums are rising.
Heartsill Report: A tale of two budgets
This past week House Republicans unveiled their proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Obviously, as a member of the majority party, I view this budget as a more balanced and sustainable approach than that offered by the Democrat-controlled Senate. For starters, the House budget protects priority services in the areas of education, health and human services, and public safety while at the same time spending less than what the state will take in.
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To the Editor: The latest announcement by the Postmaster General requires a little background. Neither the Postmaster General, nor anyone else, can unilaterally enforce a switch to five-day delivery without Congressional approval. Prior to 2006, Con
- Slices of Life: Warriors give all for the team By Jill Pertler The warrior enters the arena prepared for battle, or at least an extensive period of intense physical, mental and vocal workout. She has marched to a similar beat on previous occasions and knows the drill as well as any sergeant. This
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