|The state launched the IowaCare program in 2005 to recoup federal Medicaid dollars it was losing and plug holes that low-income people were falling through.
The true fix needs to come from outside Iowa - in Washington, D.C. The newly elected Congress and president need to reform this country's health-care system. All Americans need access to basic health insurance, similar to what seniors on Medicare have.
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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