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 9, 2021 Press Release

Following efforts by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its list of eligible telehealth services to include 24 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes covering key services provided by audiologists and speech-language pathologists. 

March 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that three Community Health Centers in Iowa’s Third Congressional District will receive a total of $11,483,875 in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) and a bipartisan group of members reintroduced the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, legislation to ensure health care coverage for Iowa children suffering from rare genetic disorders and birth defects. The bipartisan legislation would close a coverage gap by requiring insurance companies and health plans cover serious dental and oral procedures needed to treat congenital anomalies, or birth defects.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded an announcement by the Biden Administration that six health centers across Iowa will be included in the next expansion phase of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) COVID-19 vaccination initiative, including three in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to send the American Rescue Plan, the COVID-19 relief deal that Congress has crafted over the past month, to the President’s desk to become law.

The comprehensive legislation aimed at tackling the health and economic crises still facing Iowa and the United States includes multiple provisions championed by Rep. Axne, and billions of dollars in direct support for Iowa’s families, workers, and communities.

March 9, 2021 Press Release

Earlier today, Reps. Axne and Herrera Beutler introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to Medigap insurance coverage named in memory of John “Jack” Reynolds from Carlisle

March 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would require a formal documentation of the costs, efficiency, and quality of telehealth programs during the pandemic.

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. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reiterating the importance of ensuring covered entities in the 340B program can continue offering affordable, accessible medications to communities they serve.