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

March 1, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Reps. Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), and Randy Feenstra (IA-04) to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to utilize the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to ramp up vaccination efforts in Iowa’s rural areas.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced her intention to vote for the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive relief bill aimed at helping Iowans in need and accelerating efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation includes an extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, a new round of direct payments, expansions of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and direct relief to help Iowa’s renters, homeowners, small businesses, schools, and child care providers.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Reps. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), John Katko (NY-24), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) in leading a bipartisan letter with 220 representatives to the U.S.

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to urge expanded availability of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for veteran caregivers.

February 15, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) is reminding Iowans to take advantage of the three-month special open enrollment period of the HealthCare.gov health care marketplace that begins today.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined the entire Iowa House delegation in sending a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary-Designate Xavier Becerra and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky urging the Biden Administration to include Iowa's federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs) in their direct vaccination partnership program.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded the launch of the Biden-Harris Administration’s new Community Health Center Vaccination Program, which will provide Iowans in under-served communities additional options for receiving a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the new public health proclamation issued by Governor Kim Reynolds:

“With this rollback of public health guidelines, Governor Reynolds is sending a message that masks and safe social interactions are no longer important to slowing the spread of COVID-19 – the deadly disease that as of this week has taken over 5,000 of Iowa’s neighbors, friends, and loved ones.

January 28, 2021 In The News

January 27, 2021 In The News

In the past year, America has faced overlapping challenges unlike anything we have seen in a century. A public health crisis has taken 100,000 of our friends and neighbors in just the past five weeks. An economic crisis has driven millions out of work and stretched food pantries to their limits. And national upheaval grappled with central threats to our republic — including racial injustice, environmental catastrophe, and fundamental threats to our elections and democracy.