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Iowa legislators navigate raft of healthcare proposals

Des Moines Register, April 15, 2008

The Iowa Legislature is dealing with several proposals that pertain to government oversight of healthcare in the state. One of the pieces of legislation surrounds safety data--patient advocates recently questioned a proposal by legislators to have the private Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, rather than a government agency, process data on patient safety. The collaborative was co-founded and is partly funded by the Iowa Hospital Association.