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Thousands of Iowans told to re-apply for healthcare

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Iowans who applied for federal health coverage have to re-apply.

According to a report by WHO, Iowa residents were told on Friday, December 27, 2013 that due to delays with their original applications, anyone who applied for federal health coverage needs to re-submit their application. Those who received a notice that they may qualify for Medicaid after applying are impacted.

The State of Iowa was reportedly sending notifications via email and mail to 16,000 residents affected. The notifications recommended that Iowans re-apply on their website or call 1-855-889-7985.

“We are working hard to ensure that Iowans who applied through will be enrolled in health coverage. We are encouraging Iowans who applied at the federal portal to reapply through our state website and call center,” said DHS Director Charles Palmer.

For additional information on healthcare options, visit the Iowa Department of Human Services’ website.


  • Bob

    This disaster they call the ACA continues to wreak havoc on Iowan’s and millions of other American citizens. It is a shame that now over 72% of Americans want nothing to do with this disaster but it is a moving law of the Obama Administration which really have no idea of how to run a business let alone implement health care. If you don’t know Ben Carson, you need to check out his website He understand the medical hurdles better than anyone. Ben Carson can put this country back on track unlike the current administration.

  • Vernon Robinson

    I think it is awful that Obama and Iowa Congressman Braley have hammered Iowans with Obamacare that doesn’t work. Millions losing their coverage and doctor when Braley promised they could keep both, millions more having to pay more when Braley promised they’d pay less. Braleycare has threatened insurance jobs in Iowa because this approach to health insurance is designed to fail, crush the insurance companies and lead to single payer government misrun health care. Braley wants to be Iowa’s senator. The only guy who deserves a promotion is Dr Ben Carson who has warned us that Obama/braleycare is a disaster. Join the effort to draft Carson for President at

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