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Rita Hart would push repeal of Iowa Medicaid waiver, build on ‘Obamacare’

Democratic Iowa congressional candidate Rita Hart would push to reverse Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system and provide “quality, affordable health care” for all Iowans by seeking to build upon a threatened federal health care law.

“Like it is for so many Iowans, health care is personal for me,” Hart said in a statement announcing her health care plan.

A former Democratic state senator and lieutenant governor candidate now running for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat, Hart, in an essay posted at on Monday, talked about her mother’s years spent in and out of hospitals and clinics because of a damaged heart from a battle with rheumatic fever. She also talked of a quadriplegic nephew paralyzed by an accidental gunshot wound.