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Steve Gaer on medical marijuana: Don't deny us something we know has helped other people

posted on March 21, 2014 04:08 PM

Steve Gaer on medical marijuana: Don't deny us something we know has helped other people Play Video Steve Gaer of West Des Moines says he believes medical marijuana could help his daughter, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy. He says it should be a doctor-patient decision, not the government's decision. And he says families shouldn't have to move from Iowa to another state just to get... Watch Story

Steve Lukan: Proceed cautiously in debate over medical marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014 04:02 PM

Steve Lukan: Proceed cautiously in debate over medical marijuana Play Video Steve Lukan, director of the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy, says Iowans need to proceed cautiously when considering legalizing medical marijuana. He says there are legitimate policy and health questions, and we don't want to rush to legalize a drug to help people that could also end up... Watch Story

Sen. Joe Bolkcom: There's a way to develop safe, legal access to medical marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014 03:32 PM

Sen. Joe Bolkcom: There's a way to develop safe, legal access to medical marijuana Play Video Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) is helping lead efforts in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana. He says there's a path forward to develop safe, legal access to cannabis in a restricted way that could help improve patients' quality of life through a doctor's prescription, while... Watch Story

Gov. Perry: Deteriorating vision in left eye is reason for the glasses

posted on February 28, 2014 09:20 AM

Gov. Perry: Deteriorating vision in left eye is reason for the glasses Play Video Texas Governor Rick Perry says he wears glasses now because of deteriorating vision in his left eye. He says he was hit in the eye with a rock when he was a teenager, and the effects of that injury are forcing him to wear the glasses. He thanks his wife for helping pick a stylish pair of frames. Watch Story

Can football be completely safe and still be football?

posted on October 4, 2013 04:35 PM

Can football be completely safe and still be football? Play Video Marv Cook, standout University of Iowa and NFL tight end and Iowa City Regina High School football coach, and Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the University of Iowa's sports concussion program, say there's no way to make football 100 percent safe.... Watch Story

Can healthcare providers handle increased demand?

posted on October 4, 2013 03:48 PM

Can healthcare providers handle increased demand? Play Video Dr. Andy McGuire, of Meridian Health Plan, and Ken Croken, of Genesis Health System, say Iowa has enough primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. to handle increased demand for care through the Affordable Care Act. Watch Story

Affordable Care Act will create efficiencies

posted on October 4, 2013 03:45 PM

Affordable Care Act will create efficiencies Play Video Ken Croken of Genesis Health System says getting more uninsured Iowans signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will help save everybody else money, in part because preventive care is more efficient and effective than emergency care. Watch Story

Senator Tom Harkin Discusses the 112th Congress

posted on February 4, 2011 02:27 PM

Senator Tom Harkin Discusses the 112th Congress Play Video Senator Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) discusses the work of the 112th Congress. Joining Harkin are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa. Watch Full Episode

U.S. Rep. Steve King Discusses Health Care Reform in Congress

posted on December 30, 2009 09:44 AM

U.S. Rep. Steve King Discusses Health Care Reform in Congress Play Video U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) represents Iowa's 5th Congressional District. He discusses health care reform efforts in Congress, as well as other issues facing the U.S. House of Representatives. Joining Rep. King at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public Radio; Mike... Watch Full Episode

Former Rep. Richard Gephardt on Health Care Reform and the Economy

posted on November 20, 2009 01:44 PM

Former Rep. Richard Gephardt on Health Care Reform and the Economy Play Video Former U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-St. Louis) is the guest on the next Iowa Press. Gephardt, who served as a leader in the U.S. House and has been a candidate for president, will discuss the elements of broad-based health care reform. Joining Gephardt are moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public... Watch Full Episode

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) on the Health Care Initiative

posted on November 13, 2009 02:50 PM

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) on the Health Care Initiative Play Video Rep. Bruce Braley discusses the ongoing work of the 111th United States Congress, including the health care initiative that just passed the U.S. House of Representatives, with moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public Radio; Mike Glover, senior legislative and political reporter for the Associated... Watch Full Episode

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) on Health Care

posted on November 6, 2009 09:51 AM

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) on Health Care Play Video Sen. Tom Harkin discusses the work of Congress, including the debate over health care reform. Joining Harkin at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public Radio; Mike Glover, senior legislative and political reporter for the Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for... Watch Full Episode

U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Ames)

posted on October 9, 2009 02:06 PM

U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Ames) Play Video Host Dean Borg along with Radio Iowa news director Kay Henderson, and AP Senior political writer Mike Glover, question the Iowa Congressman, Tom Latham about the ongoing work of the 111th United States Congress, including the debate over health care reform. Watch Full Episode

Reporters Roundtable: Balancing Health and Politics

posted on September 11, 2009 05:06 PM

Reporters Roundtable: Balancing Health and Politics Play Video The nation focuses on overhauling the health care system while incumbent politicians and those who would like to be office holders assess their own political health. Political reporters Mike Glover; Kay Henderson, James Lynch and Kathie Obradovich discuss the week's news. Watch Full Episode

Health Care Reform: Iowa Sen. Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines)

posted on June 12, 2009 09:10 AM

Health Care Reform: Iowa Sen. Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) Play Video Iowa Sen. Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) has been named chairman of the White House Working Group for State Legislators, a committee that will serve as a bridge between state lawmakers and Washington on health care issues. Hatch discusses health care reform efforts at the federal level and health care... Watch Full Episode
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