Health Care

Iowa’s major medical groups continue to oppose state licensing for midwives

Hayli Netterlund’s first home birth went well. The 27-year-old mom from Reinbeck wanted to use a midwife, rather than go to a hospital to give...

Retirement is a luxury – and a right, older Iowa women...

Iowa women age 50-plus talk about retirement

One Iowa caucus moment: Undecided Booker supporters warm up to Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren demurred Saturday when a woman at a Des Moines house party asked her about the recent dispute with Sen. Bernie Sanders...

GOP lawmakers begin new push to restrict abortion rights Gov. Kim...

Iowa Republican leaders are once again pushing for a constitutional amendment that would limit abortion rights in Iowa after an attempt to pass a...

Fired fraud investigator claims she was ‘blacklisted’ by state

A fired Medicaid-fraud investigator is suing the state of Iowa claiming she was “blacklisted” after complaining about the need for improved methods of preventing...

Mental health advocates express concern over Reynolds’ plan   Proposed cuts in...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to use a portion of her proposed 1-cent sales tax increase to help pay for some of the mental...

Legislators call governor’s agenda ‘bold’ but stop short of pledging passage...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced what may be her most ambitious agenda to date, centered around a one-cent sales tax increase that would...

Iowa health officials propose a ban on vaping in public  Attorney...

Iowa may soon join 13 other states that prohibit vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in public. Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act, enacted in 2008, prohibits...

Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON’T? Republican leaders agree on...

IWILL or IWON’T?  That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could challenge their...

What’s Gov. Kim Reynolds got to worry about? In Iowa Capital...

Gov. Kim Reynolds doesn’t seem to have a lot of worries these days.  She’s starting the second legislative session of her four-year term.  Her...
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