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 committed to advancing practical, bipartisan policies to improve our healthcare system.

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More on Health Care

July 1, 2019 In The News

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance Rep. Cindy Axne’s (D-IA-03) bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural hospitals. The legislation, which Axne recently introduced with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), will delay enforcement of burdensome regulations that limit the ability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural hospitals to provide quality care.

June 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural hospitals by delaying enforcement of burdensome regulations that limit the ability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), or rural hospitals, to provide quality care. The legislation postpones implementation of “direct supervision” – or the requirement that a physician or nonphysician practitioner be physically present – for outpatient therapeutic services at rural hospitals until 2021.
May 22, 2019 In The News

Friends,

As I’ve traveled throughout the Third District the last few months, I have heard from so many of you about the daily impact that rising prescription drugs costs is having on your lives. 

May 22, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force, signed onto two bipartisan bills to lower the cost of health care premiums and save Iowa jobs. The so-called ‘Cadillac Tax’ and the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) were created as part of the Affordable Care Act, but their implementation has been delayed by Congress until 2022 and 2020, respectively. Rep. Axne today signed onto two bipartisan bills that would repeal these taxes permanently.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 5, the bipartisan Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations.
May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of Iowans – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne applauded House passage of H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019. This legislation prevents insurance companies from skirting consumer protections covered by the Affordable Care Act.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 10:15 a.m. at the Taylor County Historical Museum in Bedford! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 12:15 p.m. at the Depot Deli in Shenandoah! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.