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Posted on September 4, 2019 at 6:40 PM

The Arc of Iowa Board of Directors and I would like to thank Liz Matney for taking the time to meet with us, listen to concerns over issues relating to the implementation of Managed Care and how it is affecting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  The Arc of Iowa is an advocacy organization that supports individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and we have been hearing that their are many challenges in the system from our local members. 

In response to the article in the Bleeding Heartland Blog, we would like to re-state our impressions of the meeting.  We did not feel that Liz or the Governor were claiming ignorance to the issues but that they have not been hearing from families that their needs are not being met by managed care.  Since the meeting we released a statement outlining what was said at the meeting and recommending how you can improve the system if you are not getting results after working with your Managed Care Provider. 

We have found Liz to be responsive and willing to assist individuals with disabilities, families and/or care providers in finding results.  We stand behind our press release and advocate that individuals who are not getting results through regular manage care channels reach out to Liz, your local legislator and advocacy organizations to support you in accessing the services that you need.  

You may read the contents of the story and our press release here.  

https://www.bleedingheartland.com/

Categories: Advocacy in Iowa

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Reply Laura Belin
8:10 PM on September 4, 2019 
I have updated my post with your statement. Here is the link to go directly to the piece in question.

https://www.bleedingheartland.com/2019/09/04/governors-health-pol
icy-adviser-claims-ignorance-about-medicaid-problems/