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The path forward for Iowa's Individual Health Insurance Market

John Forsyth, Chairman and CEO, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Learn more about the aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that Wellmark believes should remain as well as the three principles that need to happen to provide an environment that would allow Wellmark and other carriers to re-enter the health insurance market in Iowa in time for 2018 open enrollment.
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The Health of Iowans and South Dakotans

Health Care Trends and Issues

The Health of Iowans and South Dakotans, released by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield identified obesity as a common, underlying factor that contributes to the most costly conditions among our members. Obesity rates have drastically increased over the past 25 years — so much so that if obesity was a contagious disease, it would be considered an epidemic both in Iowa and South Dakota and across the country.
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Download Iowa ReportPDF File