Iowa Governor approves Medicaid oversight as part of state budget

May 26, 2016

The governor of Iowa approved plans for increased accountability for the state's newly-privatized Medicaid health care program, while taking final action on 30 bills and the state's $7.35 billion general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year. "By signing into law every Medicaid modernization oversight item, Iowa’s Medicaid program will be one of the most transparent, outcome-focused, and accountable programs in the country," Gov. Terry Branstad wrote in his letter to the Secretary of State's office.