Alerts
Anderson Special Election Not Likely Until November
10.20.17
October 20, 2017.  State Senator Bill Anderson announced last month that he would be leaving the Iowa Senate in order to become the Director of... Read More...
Health Policy Committee To Meet November 8
10.19.17
The Legislature's Health Policy Oversight Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  The agenda and time have not yet been set, but it will... Read More...
More Budget Cuts Likely
10.19.17
November 19, 2017 - Today the state's budget experts announced the state's budget picture isn't getting any better.  After $232 million in cuts and... Read More...
New Guide to Navigating Managed Care Available
10.16.17
October 16, 2017.  The state's Managed Care Ombudsman Program has released a new resource for Medicaid members, How to Be Your Own Best Advocate: A... Read More...


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Your elected officials face very difficult choices everyday, and the decisions they make affect your life.  The people representing you in the US Congress and at the Iowa State Capitol need to know your story, so they can make informed decisions. Now more than ever, it is important for people affected by disability to speak up.

Iowans with Disabilities in Action (ID Action) and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created this advocacy forum (infoNET) to give you the information, tools, resources and opportunities you need to take action on the issues important to you.  But it's up to you to do something.  What will you do?                                                      

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