Iowa Department of Public Health Affordable Care Act Impact Study, October 27, 2014

(2014) Iowa Department of Public Health Affordable Care Act Impact Study, October 27, 2014. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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The mission of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is “Promoting and Protecting the Health of Iowans.” In addition to its larger role in population health preparedness, surveillance, and response, IDPH has historically funded a broad array of health-related services to a “covered population” of approximately 1,000,000 Iowa residents through a varied network of local community-based “safety-net” provider contractors. Those health-related services range from funding direct healthcare services like immunizations and vision screening to providing or funding facilitative services like transportation and care coordination. While all Iowans may be eligible for some IDPH-funded direct healthcare service, such as smoking cessation, the individuals most often eligible for these services have traditionally been the uninsured and under-insured. As uninsured Iowans become enrolled in health plan options available through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP) and the Marketplace, IDPH anticipates that many direct healthcare services funded by IDPH will become covered benefits or services under new plans, changing the demand for IDPH-funded services.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Health, Department of Public Health, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Health insurance and health care coverage
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 21513
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 17:10
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 17:10