Branstad, Reynolds to implement modernized health care program
March 04, 2013
Healthy Iowa Plan improves access, rewards positive health by focusing on outcomes, and is sustainableGov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today unveiled the Healthy Iowa Plan that will cover all of the approximately 89,000 uninsured Iowans earning below 100 percent of federal poverty level. “The Healthy Iowa Plan is a modern health plan that will pay providers to care for their whole population and based on the quality of care they deliver, while rewarding positive health outcomes,” said Branstad. “Under our Healthy Iowa Plan, more Iowans will be served by the private insurance market, with access to affordable plans available through health benefits exchanges.” The Healthy Iowa Plan is designed to help those who use it become healthier while being sustainable for the long-term. The plan reduces the uninsured in Iowa while also preserving an essential safety net for Iowa’s neediest.