Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
The only insurer on Iowa’s Obamacare exchange, Medica, may exit the individual insurance market leaving 70,000 without health insurance options in 2018.
Americans for Prosperity-Iowa responds to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield withdrawing from the market in 2018 due to costs under Obamacare.
One of Iowa’s largest career fairs returns to Central Iowa on January 15. The 2015 Iowa Career Expo promotes Iowa employment opportunities.