Iowan Health and Wellness PlanThe health-care bill is a response to the federal Affordable Care Act, which direct states to expand their Medicaid programs to encompass everyone making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level – about $16,000 a year for an individual. Iowa’s program will be a hybrid, however, creating a new public health care program for individuals earning up to 100 percent of poverty and then fully subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for those making up to 138 percent. Small business is in need of clarification in order to predict how this will effect their businesses.
Regulation ReviewReview regulations that affect Iowa’s business climate to assure they do not inhibit businesses from expanding or locating in the state. Iowa’s regulations should not exceed standards established by the federal government.