Iowa Withdraws Stopgap Insurance Measure

October 26, 2017

Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Insurance Division Commissioner Doug Ommen announced Monday the state would withdraw its proposed stopgap plan meant to shore up the individual health insurance market in Iowa. The measure, officially known as a Section 1332 Waiver, sought to provide flexibility for the state as it administers Obamacare and also to provide relief and affordable options for those who buy their insurance through the individual marketplace. The Trump Administration was still several weeks away from figuring out how much federal money Iowa would receive under the measure. During Monday’s press conference, Governor Reynolds reiterated her call for Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, calling the law unsustainable, unaffordable and unworkable. Read the full press release.