Branstad to Seek Federal Approval for Health Care Expansion



Governor Terry Branstad is seeking to meet with federal officials in Washington to urge them to approve Iowa's proposal to expand low-income health care. Branstad's spokesman said Wednesday that meeting details are being finalized for next week when Branstad will be in Washington. State lawmakers in May approved legislation that accepts federal funding to create a new health plan for some poor residents. The plan would also pay the premiums for other low-income Iowans to get private insurance on the new health care exchanges. Branstad submitted the plan to federal authorities for approval last month.The new health care marketplaces are opening for enrollment on Oct. 1.

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