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

April 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) launched a Virtual District Tour of Iowa’s Third Congressional District to survey and further assist response to the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa. The tour, which launched with a conference call with leadership of the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) in Atlantic, will cover all 16 counties of Southwest Iowa that Rep. Axne represents.

April 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) celebrated a $44,000,000 obligation of funds by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the State of Iowa for response efforts to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The funding will cover 75% of the State of Iowa’s projected Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) purchases in March and April, covering supplies such as masks, face shields, disinfecting wipes, respirators, and ventilators.

March 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) wrote to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds asking her to issue a statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order to help protect the health and safety of all Iowans during this ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 25, 2020 Press Release
“These health centers and others like them are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Iowa, and they need all the resources and supplies they can get to aid their work. These grants will help reinforce their efforts – and I will continue to work here in Iowa and in Washington to get additional supplies and funding to the men and women working around the clock to keep Iowans healthy and safe.”
March 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) led a bipartisan letter to top U.S. trade officials, Department of Defense urging them to employ existing trade relationships to help prevent looming shortages of key medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on the Trump Administration to provide immediate assurances that the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) would provide critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help prevent shortages in Iowa during ongoing efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In recent days, Rep. Axne has heard concerns that Iowa might experience dire shortages of PPE in conversations with Iowa health care providers and emergency management coordinators.

March 17, 2020 In The News

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Third District U.S. Representative Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, told Channel 13 Tuesday that she could personally support a federal plan that could give Iowans a cash payment--perhaps, $1,000--to help offset some of the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.

But Axne would like to see Congress' immediate priority focused on work that began in the Democratic-led U.S. House that would ensure paid family leave for many Americans.

March 14, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive legislation to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and address the outbreak’s impact on Iowa families’ health and financial stability.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced a $1,089,257 grant for Maternal and Child Health Services at the Iowa Department of Public Health. The award is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority in the House to advance a $8.3 billion funding package aimed at boosting federal, state, and local efforts to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).