Sen. Rita Hart discusses women's healthcare

“We know that recent efforts to curb women’s accessibility is not good for the state.”

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 10:41 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2018 6:41 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Iowa Sen. and candidate for Lt. Governor, Rita Hart, made a stop at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa to discuss women’s healthcare in the state.
Medical experts discussed the accessibility of care, including how Medicaid has impacted the number of women receiving care. This comes after the passing of the fetal heart beat law, which Hart said restricts women from receiving the care that they need.
Those at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa also spoke about patients being turned away because of privatization of Medicaid, saying the state needs to broaden its coverage so people don’t fall through the cracks.
“We know that the privatization of Medicaid has negatively impacted women’s ability to get healthcare,” she said. “We know that recent efforts to curb women’s accessibility is not good for the state.”

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