Legislature passes Health care bill

Legislature passes Health care bill

The Iowa Legislature last week passed a bill to allow Farm Bureau and Wellmark to develop plans to provide Iowans access to a health care benefit that is more affordable than the current unsubsidized premiums under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The health care language was originally floor managed by Sen. Randy Feenstra, a Hull Republican, when it first passed the Senate, and Rep. John Landon, an Ankeny Republican, who managed the passage of the language in the House Chamber. Sen. Dan Zumbach,...

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