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 24, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that would make explicit in federal law the right for a woman to make her own reproductive health care choices.

September 20, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) highlighted data showing Iowans saved $2,100,000 on their health care premiums through affordability provisions included in the American Rescue Plan.

August 30, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) launched a survey to hear concerns and collect stories from residents of Iowa’s Third Congressional District who have experiences with the rising costs of prescription drugs.  

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) visited Primary Health Care (PHC) in Des Moines to thank PHC and its staff for their help fighting COVID-19 cases in Iowa and to highlight the support their facilities have received from federal grants awarded during the pandemic.

August 19, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) unveiled bipartisan legislation to ensure Iowa’s health care providers receive fair and adequate reimbursement for care they provide for Iowans.

August 18, 2021 Press Release

With most Iowa schools set to resume instruction next week, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) today wrote to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to urge her to deploy all available resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom, including the federal funds designated for that purpose which the State of Iowa rejected earlier this year.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

This week, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at giving health care providers additional time to use financial assistance they have received from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).

Established through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, Axne has helped approve $178 billion for the PRF to help reimburse providers for lost revenue or expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve and advance a package of seven appropriations bills to fund investments ranging from public health and safety initiatives to expansions of federal support for broadband, skills training, and rural communities.

The legislation includes multiple provisions that Rep. Axne worked to secure over the first half of 2021, including direct funding for nine projects across Iowa’s Third Congressional District and provisions to prevent closures or delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

July 28, 2021 Press Release

Yesterday, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced the Protecting Patients from Medicaid Fraud Act, a bipartisan bill to improve oversight of Medicaid, prevent improper payments and waste, and protect patients from fraud.

This legislation is based on recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan agency that works to improve the operations and fiscal responsibility of the federal government.

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) named Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) the Co-Chair of the Rural Reinvestment Task Force, a new group aimed at developing and advancing policy solutions that will support rural communities across the U.S.