A Plan To Fix Iowa’s Medicaid Mess And Expand Healthcare Access

Excerpt from Jack Hatch's new book, now on sale at Amazon and available at Barnes and Noble. Iowa acted before the passage of the federal Affordable Health Care Act with insurance reform, a limited expansion of Medicaid and enrolling the highest percentage of children with health insurance than any state in the nation. And then in 2013, the bi-partisan legislature passed Obama’s full expansio...
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How To Get Iowa’s Education System Back To Excellence

Guest post from Jack Hatch on his upcoming book - the fourth security: education Iowa is moving in the wrong direction on education. After national rankings in the top 3 states, Iowa today is ranked 24th among states on a broad range of metrics from early childhood education to high school graduation. The picture in higher education isn’t much better when Iowa is ranked with the third highest...
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A Plan For An Environment Where Our Land And Water Are Protected

Guest post from Jack Hatch on his upcoming book Iowans have always loved their relationship with the outdoors. But when it comes to protecting our land and water, we can’t hesitate to conclude Iowa needs a fresh start. A start propelled by an urgency to reclaim our land and water from decades of complacency. More than sixty cities and towns are currently facing serious elevated nitrates...
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How To Fight Income Inequality With Better Paying Jobs

Guest post from Jack Hatch on his upcoming book The Second Security: Fight Income Inequality By Creating Better Paying Jobs For Working Families No greater security exists for an Iowa family than that of a decent job that has the potential to lead to a better life.  There is no more urgent issue facing policymakers than the rising income inequality that is hollowing out the middle class, re...
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How Iowa Can Build A Bold, Progressive Tax System

Guest post from Jack Hatch on his upcoming book Iowa’s economic priorities are going in the wrong direction and Iowa Democrats and progressives will need to engage our leaders in a new and different dialogue, and advocate bold strategies for future economic and social security. We do have big city problems and small town challenges. Iowa has one of the highest graduation rates in the nation b...
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