Iowa’s Last Insurer on the Obamacare Exchange Looks to Exit

The only insurer on Iowa’s Obamacare exchange, Medica, may exit the individual insurance market leaving 70,000 without health insurance options in 2018.

Wellmark Pulls Out of Individual Market Because of Obamacare

Americans for Prosperity-Iowa responds to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield withdrawing from the market in 2018 due to costs under Obamacare.

Iowa Faces $131 Million Budget Shortfall

The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 2-18-17 (Rosaria Butterfield & Drew Klein)

This week on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers are joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield and Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad Signs Collective Bargaining Reform Into Law

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed HF 291, the public sector collective bargaining reform bill, into law that passed in the Iowa House and Senate this week

Republicans Seek to Reform Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.

Three Arguments Against Iowa’s Public Employee Pension Program

Three major arguments surface from a wealth of material Public Interest Institute was given by someone opposed to public employee pension systems.

Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution, ASAP!

Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.

AFP Iowa Applauds Advancement of “Right to Try” Bill in Iowa Senate

The Right to Try bill, SSB 1264, would give Iowans facing terminal illness access to medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA’s approval process.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 7-4-15

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) discusses religious liberty, Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity talks about the Export Import Bank on this week’s show.

Reaction Over Supreme Court’s Ruling Preserving Obamacare

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama Adminstration in King v. Burwell preserving Obamacare elicited strong reaction from candidates and activists.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 2-7-15

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk with Faith McDonnell of the Institute of Religion and Democracy and Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity – Iowa.

AFP Launches Major Effort to Stop a Gas Tax Hike

Americans for Prosperity-Iowa announced today the launch of a major effort to stop a new gas tax hike in Iowa through grassroots lobbying efforts and ads.

Americans for Prosperity Announces New Iowa State Director

Americans for Prosperity has promoted Mark Lucas to become a regional director. Drew Klein will be the Iowa State Director heading into legislative session,

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio – 7-12-14

The guys talk to Drew Klein with AFP Iowa, Bob Vander Plaats with The FAMiLY Leader and former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave with Susan B. Anthony List.

GOP Rift Occurs Over Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

Washington, DC – The budget deal crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)…