Area Legislators Hoping for Smooth Medicaid Privatization Transition

Three private companies begin managing Iowa’s Medicaid program today. Republican Representative Lee Hein of Monticello is hoping the transition goes smoothly.

Democratic Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington also has some suggestions for those who may have trouble with the new system.

Senator Schoenjahn says he’s heard concerns about the changes and promises they’ll keep a close eye on the transition.

The Medicaid privatization switch is expected to affect over 560,000 Iowans.