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  • How can I advocate for myself?

    You can advocate for yourself and WIN! Here are some helpful tips. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program - HealthCareCoach.com
  • Improving health care quality

    A guide for patients and families Content Detail

    By:
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Iowa County Commissions on Veterans Affairs

    Links to county Veterans Affairs offices which may assist you with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, grave markers and veteran home loans. Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist you with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling and transportation. Content Detail

    By:
    Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Iowa Department of Human Services Health Care Services

    Learn about Medicaid (Title 19), hawk-i: Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, and the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program. Links to application forms are included. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Iowa's County Veterans Relief Program

    If you are a veteran, you might be able to get financial help from the county in which you live. Each county must have a County Commission of Veterans Affairs. Read More

  • Know your rights for substance abuse and mental health care

    This fact sheet covers your rights when getting substance abuse and mental health treatment, such as confidentiality and the benefits and risks of a certain treatment or procedure. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Legal Remedies

    The collection of information emailed to health care partners in the equal justice community. Read More

  • Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care

    Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,094 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less. Read More

  • Medicaid Rules, Birth Certificates and Proof of Citizenship and Identity

    All people who apply for Medicaid, or a re-certified, must provide proof of citizenship and identity. Here are details on how to get a copy of your birth certificate in Iowa. Read More

  • Medical Emergencies and the Law

    Patient dumping refers to when a hospital denies care to patients or transfers patients to other hospitals without providing any medical treatment. "Dumped" patients were uninsured or under-insured. Congress passed The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act ("EMTALA") to stop "patient dumping." Read More

  • Medical Records and Privacy in Iowa

    When you go to the doctor or a hospital, the doctor or nurse always writes in your chart. This is part of your medical record or written history of care a patient gets. A number of laws and policies apply to what doctors or hospitals can do with this information. Read More

  • Program Helps Children with Hearing Loss

    Iowa families who have children with hearing loss can now apply for funding from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to purchase hearing aids and audiological services they may not otherwise be able to afford. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Spina Bifida health care benefits from the VA

    Information on health care benefits for Vietnam veterans' children diagnosed with spina bifida. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

    Every working person should know about the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. FMLA is a law that says that in certain situations, an employer may have to give an employee time off for certain reasons, such as when they are sick, or when they have family members who need care. Read More

  • Utilities and Medical Concerns

    What to do if you have a medical condition and your utilities were shut off. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
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