Branstad to Sign Health Care Expansion Legislation
Governor Terry Branstad is set to sign legislation today that expands low-income health care in Iowa. Under the plan, Iowa will accept federal dollars offered to states that expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The state will use the funding to create a new health plan for some poor residents and will pay the premiums for other low-income Iowans to get insurance on the new health care exchanges. The plan will require federal approval. Branstad has said he's optimistic that will happen.