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

September 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting they rescind or decline to enforce an Executive Order which would drive up the costs of insulin and epinephrine for patients at community health centers (CHCs).

September 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced a new $1,000,000 grant for central Iowa health centers to support construction and other capital improvement projects through funding from last year’s federal disaster relief legislation.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced new legislation that expands access to Medigap insurance coverage for all patients living with terminal kidney illness, regardless of age.

The Jack Reynolds Memorial Medigap Expansion Act is crafted and named in memory of John “Jack” Reynolds from Carlisle, who required decades of treatment for kidney failure stemming from an accident he sustained at age 4. Jack’s health condition inspired him to pursue a lifetime of advocacy for expanded coverage for others living with kidney disease.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $438,000 in new federal grants to support operations at three health centers in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged Speaker Pelosi to bring up a revised and robust coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package for passage when the House returns to session later this week.

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement after the Associated Press reported coronavirus cases and data have been underreported for months by the Iowa Department of Public Health as the result of a software error.

August 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced new bipartisan legislation to offer families another tool to help pay for bills and necessities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The COVID-19 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Distribution Act would give families access to unused funds in their health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs) to better afford their expenses during these challenging times.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance a package of six appropriations bills to fund investments in the health, safety, and prosperity of Iowans.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce tax burdens on health care providers that could limit their ability to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

July 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide answers and clear assurances for hospitals that are at risk of having their federal aid clawed back due to a change in formulas for coronavirus (COVID-19) relief funding.