Privatized Medicaid and Taxes Bring Testy Exchanges Between Candidates for Governor
ANKENY, Iowa--The first debate Tuesday night between two candidates for governor in Iowa featured several back-and-forth exchanges as each tried to capitalize on perceived weaknesses of the other. Fred Hubbell, a Democrat, tried to get Governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican, to refuse to take any more campaign donations from managed care companies that have taken over the privatized delivery of Medicaid services from state management. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price has previously criticized Reynolds for taking those donations, although, several top Statehouse Democratic leaders have also taken similar donations.