IDA Board Identifies Medicaid as Top Legislative Priority for 2022
The IDA Board of Trustees approved the IDA Legislative Committee’s recommendation to pursue an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates as the top legislative priority for the 2022 legislative session. This recommendation was built on the work of the IDA Medicaid Committee
In early August IDA staff and lobbying team met with Iowa Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Director Liz Matney to discuss this priority. The discussion focused on ways to address the low reimbursement rates in the Dental Wellness Program (DWP) for both kids and adults.
In preparation for the 2022 legislative session, IDA created a fact sheet with talking points to stress the necessity of our ask to legislators. As the primary focus of this legislative session, IDA will advocate to increase Medicaid dental reimbursement rates. Download the fact sheet below to learn more about this priority. Contact IDA staff
with questions or if you are interested in serving as a key contact to speak to legislators in your district on this issue.