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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 19, 2018

Miller votes to terminate Medicaid managed care contracts

By Phil Miller | Mar 01, 2018
Judy and Rachel Peterson from Sigourney (formerly from Fairfield) represented National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Orian Abrams of Fairfield represented Optimae during a recent visit to the Capitol. Optimae provides health care and human services for those with disabilities and mental illness in 36 Southeastern and Central Iowa counties.

Week number 7 has come to an end. There have been many votes on the House Floor this week. Most bills have bipartisan approval.

• A bill against texting or using a mobile phone while operating a commercial vehicle was passed.

• A bill was passed prohibiting pyramid promotional schemes.

• A bill for permitting employers to provide employees with wage statements by electronic means was also passed. I voted yes on all.

Remember these are not new laws until they are also passed by the Senate and then signed by the governor. I did vote yes on amendments that would terminate the Medicaid Managed Care Contracts and put Medicaid back into a fee-for-service model.

I voted yes to take the Long-Term Services and Supports population out of privatized Medicaid and back to fee-for-service. These amendments were voted down by the majority party.

I enjoyed visiting with several of you visiting the Capitol this week. It is always good to see my friends from back home.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in the Iowa House. I look forward to hearing from you.

Phone: 641-472-2511; email: phil.miller@legis.iowa.gov; website: www.millerforiowahouse.com


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