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The Reynolds campaign released a new ad that features a mother, Kate who has a special needs son named Alex. Her family has benefitted from the current managed care system for Medicaid in Iowa.

Watch the ad below:

While not every Iowan has had this experience, it is untrue to say everyone has had issues with the switch to managed care. On my podcast last week, Governor Kim Reynolds discussed what she was doing to make improvements.

Hubbell has not offered any plan as to how he would improve Medicaid in Iowa only that he would bring it back under government management. He has not shared how he would pay for it, and the system prior to managed care was not sustainable.

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  1. What is Alex and Katie’s situation? Are they part of managed care? Or as I suspect part of traditional Medicaid as he has a condition from birth and is exempt from managed care? Managed care is the private part of Medicaid that is in trouble. It is costing more with less service and they are still having hard time keeping insurance providers. I know my job deals with this daily. They have also lost a good share of the physicians and service provders. Many driven out of business.

  2. It is very hard to believe that this woman is so happy with Medicaid. In my 40 years of health care I never saw anyone that was that happy with Medicaid, let a lone managed care. It seems like a fake ad.

  3. We have 2 special needs children. I am voting for Reynolds despite the position on managed care. I would consider voting for Hubbell over this issue except for his support of Planned Parenthood. Killing children because they are inconvenient is never moral. My children have had staff cuts at their home due to the cuts in Medicaid. I know others who have almost totally lost their support. This policy has been a disaster for those most in need. This is very similar to how ACA cuts costs by refusing service. We have not had major problems as our children are fairly healthy apart from being blind and autistic. Others with more serious conditions such as trachs and other problems that require nursing care have been more affected.

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