(Press release from Sen. Amanda Ragan)
Iowa continues to lead the nation in child health care according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund, a health research foundation.|(From Sen. Amanda Ragan)
Iowa continues to lead the nation in child health care according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund, a health research foundation. Their ‘State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance’ looked at factors such as: access to health care, affordability, prevention and treatment, and potential to lead healthy lives and heath care equity.
Our innovative efforts, particularly in prevention and greater access to care, make Iowa a model for the nation, and we keep improving. Iowa recently was awarded $6.8 million from the federal government due to our efforts to cut red tape for families applying for children’s health insurance.
In recent years, we’ve extended children’s health care coverage to more working families and created a one-of-a-kind, dental-only child health insurance plan. As a result, thousands of Iowa children are now getting the health care coverage they need.
When we provide all children with quality, affordable health care, we put them on the path to healthy, productive lives. That’s good for Iowa now and in the future.