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The Department of Human Services originally planned four public meetings on the plan to transform Iowa's Medicaid system by transitioing it to managed care, thus privitizing the administration of the state's $4 billion insurance program.  The meetings held so far have been packed, with people sitting on floors and along walls in the back. To make sure all Iowans have a chance to learn more and ask questions about the plan, DHS has scheduled three additional meetings.  The announcement is available here.

There are four meetings now left with the addition of these new meetings:

  • Friday, March 13 (10:00-11:30 am) in Iowa City - Johnson County Health & Human Services, Room 203, 855 S. Dubuque Street
  • Monday, March 16 (12:30-2:00 pm) in Counci Bluffs - Auditorium at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road
  • Wednesday, March 18 (10:00-11:30 am) in Mason City - FIrst Citizens National Bank (Heritage Room), 2601 4th Street SW
  • Thursday, March 26 (12:00-1:30 pm) in Sioux City - Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center (Salon C), 300 3rd Stree

You have the option of calling into any of these meetings except Iowa City.  The call-in information is the same for all - dial 866-685-1580, and use the Participant Code (542.870.0217). You can also submit comments by email to:

  • You can access the RFP here.
  • You can view the new fact sheet that answers many frequently asked questions here.
  • You can read a copy of the DHS presentation materials here.