Health Care

Cindy’s top priority in Congress is working to fix our broken health care system so that every Iowan has access to quality, affordable health care. Cindy will never let Washington go back to a time when Iowans with pre-existing conditions could be denied care.

In Congress, Cindy is committed to working with Democratic and Republican colleagues to put forward practical, bipartisan solutions to reduce costs, increase choice for consumers, lower the costs of prescription drugs, expand coverage across Iowa and streamline regulations for small businesses.

As a member of the Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force, Cindy is committed to advancing practical, bipartisan policies to improve our healthcare system.

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More on Health Care

July 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) welcomed a new $945,590 grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fund the expansion of telehealth and connected cares services at more than 50 Iowa hospitals and health clinics during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The FCC grant was awarded to the Mercy Medical Center for use within their network of health centers, and will cover the costs of purchasing laptop computers, tablets, videoconferencing equipment and software, telemedicine carts, and remote monitoring and diagnostic equipment.

July 2, 2020 In The News

A bill championed by Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne to lower the cost of health insurance premiums for people purchasing coverage on the federal exchange was advanced this week as part of a larger effort by Democrats to shore up the Affordable Care Act.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

This week, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance six different pieces of legislation written and sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03). Her legislation was included in multiple legislative packages that reduce the costs of health care, invest in infrastructure improvements, and protect renters and homeowners during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The six Axne-sponsored bills are:

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act to make health care more affordable for millions of Americans, crack down on junk insurance plans, and strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions within the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

June 29, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. French Hill (AR-02), and Rep. John Larson (CT-01) led a bipartisan letter seeking fair reimbursements for firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), and other medical first responders. Firefighters and EMS have been called upon with increasing frequency during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to help keep American communities healthy and safe.
June 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) welcomed a new Preventative Health and Health Services (PHHS) block grant totaling $1,735,326 for the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The PHHS block grant will allow Iowa to continue to meet specific community health needs while combating the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and other emerging health issues.

June 18, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced new bipartisan legislation that would require a formal documentation of the costs, efficiency, and quality of telehealth programs in order to catalog their effectiveness and support the continuation and improvement of telemedicine. These studies will show that telehealth programs are a successful model of health care and should be utilized more in the future.
June 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) welcomed $6,018,733 in new grants for Iowa hospitals, health centers, and the Iowa Department of Public Health to reinforce coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts and expand testing capacity for the disease.

May 25, 2020 Page
Four different phases of bipartisan relief have been approved by Congress to help Iowa respond to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in our communities – and it is crucial that Iowans can account for how much aid has come to our state. As federal and state agencies respond to my requests for information, I will post their data and responses here for all Iowans to see. – Congresswoman Cindy Axne
May 22, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on Gov. Reynolds’ announcement that Test Iowa will open a COVID-19 testing site in Council Bluffs next week.

“I’m glad that the Governor has heard our call for Pottawattamie County and the southwestern region of our state to get a dedicated Test Iowa site.