Another health insurance provider plans to raise rates on Iowans

From the Des Moines Register: The state’s largest provider of health insurance wants to raise premium rates for about 250,000 policyholders in Iowa and South Dakota. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield told the Register today that it is seeking to raise rates next year by less than 5.9 percent for a vast majority of …

Read More →

Iowans will see health insurance premiums rise in the next year

From the Des Moines Register: Several thousand Iowans are receiving notices this week that their health insurance premiums could rise substantially next year. The letters went out to people who bought individual health insurance policies from CoOportunity Health or Coventry Health Care. The companies are the two main Iowa carriers selling insurance on the government’s …

Read More →

Braley surrogate calls hog castration ‘mutilating animals’

From Des Moines Register: Democratic state Sen. Steve Sodders joined the Bruce Braley campaign’s attack on Republican nominee Joni Ernst. During a news conference, Sodders referred to hog castration – a subject of Ernst’s ads – as “mutilating animals.” Seriously. “In part of her ad, she talks about mutilating animals and riding Harleys all the …

Read More →