Terry Branstad holds firm on plan to overhaul IowaCare

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Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to soon reveal his plans for revamping the IowaCare health program for low-income adults, sticking to an approach he holds is better for the state than the Medicaid expansion Democrats are clamoring for.

Without details, it's hard to know if a beefed-up IowaCare would solve the problems of Linda Cunningham, 58. She complains of fatigue and chest pain, but said she can't afford the bus ride from her Council Bluffs home to Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, one of just two locations where IowaCare patients can get hospital treatment.

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