Predictions for the coming months are dire. In much of the country, the rate of COVID-19 infections is higher than it was last spring. Vaccines are already being administered in the U.K. and should soon begin to be administered in the U.S., but the pandemic is not over yet. Epidemiologists predict that by spring 2021, when it is likely a vaccine may become more widely available, another 200,000 to 300,000 Americans will die […]
In July I received a telephone call from a Nurse Coordinator that I have completed several clinical trials with as a participant. In December 2019, I wrapped a two-year Chikungunya virus vaccine trail I was in. I always enjoyed my visits in person and by telephone with Deb over the years, and so we had […]
As faith leaders and Iowans of many beliefs, it is with great urgency that we call upon Governor Kim Reynolds to take every action available to protect the health and safety of Iowans and to drastically reduce the positive cases of COVID-19 that is raging in communities across Iowa. The number of positive cases in […]
In 2017, President Trump had just taken office, and I was worried about what that would mean for Iowans, for my family, and for Iowa veterans like me. I served in Iraq, and as a fellow veteran, I went to one of Senator Joni Ernst’s town hall meetings to ask if she would stand up […]
After my father's accident, the healthcare coverage his union fought so valiantly for afforded him the best opportunities to recover.
Iowa’s Medicaid program, along with our state budget, is already stretched to the limit and is about to break unless the federal government does its part and provides more funding for this critical program and other essential services.
As a nurse, a mother and a woman, I’m extremely concerned about efforts to repeal or diminish health care coverage.
On June 25th, Trump’s Department Of Justice (DOJ) and Republican-led states are submitting their briefs in support of California v. Texas, the lawsuit seeking to strike down the ACA. If President Trump and Republicans have their way, 20 million Americans will lose their insurance coverage, 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stripped of […]
The decisions being made by our nation’s leaders will determine the direction our country takes as we respond and recover from this pandemic event. Please, do not leave rural America behind.
Iowa Community Leaders want Guarantee that COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments will be Accessible and Affordable to Everyone