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Today may be the last day of the 2016 Legislative Session, but legislators still are fighting over family planning (defunding planned parenthood),... Read More...
CMS Gives State Thumbs Up on Managed Care
Iowa got the nod from the federal government (CMS) this week to move forward with Medicaid managed care, starting April 1.  According to the... Read More...
Fewer Bills After First Legislative Deadline Hits
Lawmakers have fewer bills to distract them from their work to end the legislative session in just two short months.  The first legislative "funnel"... Read More...
Budget Targets Announced
House Republicans announced their budget targets this week - the total amount of money they will spend in the next fiscal year (Fiscal Year 2017),... Read More...
ABLE Account Update
Disability Scoop is reporting that a recent change in a federal tax bill may make ABLE Accounts available in a few months to individuals with... Read More...

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Your elected officials face very difficult choices everyday, and the decisions they make affect your life.  On the issues that matter most to you, are you okay if those decisions are made without your input? 

Now more than ever, it is important for people affected by disability to speak up.  The US Congress must cut billions in spending. The Iowa Legislature is in the middle of a major redesign of the state's mental health and disability services system, and funding for it is still up in the air. The people representing you in the US Congress and at the State Capitol need to know your story, so they can make informed decisions.

Iowans with Disabilities in Action (ID Action) and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created this Information Network (infoNET) to give you the information, tools, resources and opportunities you need to take action on the issues important to you.