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

January 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the Director of Medicaid for Iowa demanding further investigation after learning that AmeriGroup, a health insurance and managed health care provider in Iowa, has begun decreasing reimbursement rates to businesses who provide vital medical supplies to Iowans on Medicaid.
January 14, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $1,000,000 in mental health and substance abuse service grants for the Iowa Department of Public Health.
December 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed into law numerous measures supported by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) that will eliminate the threat of burdensome healthcare taxes, bring investment to Iowa’s green economy and rural communities, help with disaster recovery and support local farmers, producers and small businesses.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Texas vs. United States:

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass a package of appropriations bills and tax extenders, investing in key programs that help Iowans and provides funding certainty for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted for passage of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a measure that will lower prescription drug prices and improve the quality of health care for Iowa seniors and families. Prior to passage of the final bill, the House voted unanimously to add Rep. Axne’s amendment to tackle excessive health care administrative costs to the final package.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to improve detection and safe handling of opioids that will help ensure police officers, customs officials, and other Homeland Security safety personal are better protected from exposure while working to prevent the influx of opioids entering the United States.  The House passed H.R. 4761, the DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019, in a 393 - 1 vote and H.R. 4739, the Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act, in a 393-0 vote.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) submitted four amendments to H.R. 3 to better serve Iowans she has met with over the past 12 months. H.R. 3 will cap out of pocket Medicare drug costs for seniors, allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices and is expected to be voted on Thursday, December 12th.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, and Ways & Means Chairman Neal urging action on critical tax policies that are important to Iowans before year end. Axne called on leadership to address the biodiesel tax credit, wind and solar investment tax credits,  and the upcoming Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that is set to go into effect in January.

November 21, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of Republicans and Democrats to pass H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. Health care and social service workers – including nurses, doctors, social workers, emergency responders, and other types of caregivers – experience disproportionately high rates of workplace violence.