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Candidate Nate Boulton criticizes Reynolds over Iowa's stopgap withdrawal

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Iowa State Senator Nate Boulton, a Democratic candidate for Iowa governor,  criticized Republican Governor, Kim Reynolds, in a statement reacting to the decision to have Iowa withdraw from what is known as the stopgap proposal for ACA, the Affordable Care Act.

The stopgap alternative was an effort to help Iowa's collapsing health insurance marketplace.

Boulton, a Des Moines lawyer representing Senate District 16, issued this statement: 

“Kim Reynolds has failed to protect thousands of Iowans from skyrocketing premiums on health insurance at a time when her party fully controls both the Iowa and the federal government,” said Boulton. “It seems the only time she can lead her party is on policies that have put Iowans’ health and well-being in jeopardy. It is time for her to step up and change course from the agenda that privatized Medicaid, closed Planned Parenthood clinics, shut down mental health institutes, and is currently failing to stand up for action on federal health insurance programs for risking the future HAWK-I program for Iowa children. She must start to put Iowans ahead of efforts more focused on currying favor with her national party leaders. Our quality of life in Iowa is at risk when Iowans face more and more challenges in accessing quality health care. It’s time for new leadership plans to better serve Iowans.”

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