Iowa Health PAC

Iowa Health PAC, the political action committee for Iowa’s long-term care profession, allows providers to pool their resources together to support candidates for state and federal office who understand the issues impacting long-term care in Iowa.

With the support of these leaders, the Iowa Health PAC has made major progress on issues critical to the sustainability of the long-term care profession during recent legislative sessions. In the past three years, the Iowa Health PAC has achieved the following victories for long-term care providers:

  • A record-breaking $120 million in funding appropriations, as well as $14 million in CARES Act funding
  • Workforce solutions, including accountability and transparency for staffing agencies and background check reform
  • Rock-solid legal liability immunity for providers responding to COVID-19, worth an estimated $220 million in lawsuit aversion
  • Regulatory relief and resource priority for providers during the public health emergency

The Iowa Health PAC was also critical in preventing harmful legislation from being enacted, including video surveillance in facilities that would have violated residents’ privacy and dignity, and vaccine and visitation rule contradictions that would have placed providers in the position of choosing between state and federal law compliance.

Our legislative accomplishments are proof that support of the Iowa Health PAC is working. However, the battle is not over. As competition for limited state resources continues, the Iowa Health PAC will continue to fight for long-term care to be prioritized for resources, including funding, needed to provide care. The Iowa Health PAC will also continue to push back on legislative and regulatory barriers to providing care. To do so, we need your support.

Contribute to the Iowa Health PAC today.

Contribute Now

To learn more about the Iowa Health PAC’s recent accomplishments, watch the video below or click here. View our Iowa Health PAC brochure here.

Why Contribute

  • Helps to ensure that the long-term care continuum is at the table when decisions affecting the profession are made.
  • Supports legislators who understand the issues impacting long-term care, regardless of political affiliation. Levels of support are based on the candidate’s record.
  • Provides a coordinated effort to strengthen our political voice. Together, we are stronger.

Thank you to the 2021 Iowa Health PAC contributors.

Who Can Give

  • Any employee at a single facility, multi-facility, proprietary and nonproprietary IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organization.

Recommended Contribution Levels

  • Multi-Facility Owner/CEO: $5,000
  • Independent Facility Owner/CEO: $2,500
  • Administrator: $1,000
  • Others: $100-$500

To view additional contribution levels, click here.

Fundraising Toolkit

The 2022 Iowa Health PAC Fundraising Toolkit is designed for PAC leaders to communicate with their management team, board members, staff and volunteers about the importance of Iowa Health PAC. It includes a variety of communications tools, such as fundraising tips, a sample newsletter article, sample letters, talking points, a shareable video and more, to use to encourage their support. Simply pick and choose the tools that are most appropriate for your team and customize them for your organization. The Iowa Health PAC has also provided a flyer and PowerPoint for leaders to use in presentations about the Iowa Health PAC.

2022 Iowa Health PAC Toolkit

How to Contribute

  • Credit Card/PayPal: Provides an easy way to give. Make a one-time payment or set up a scheduled payment in seconds.
  • Individual Contribution Form: Allows your contribution to be spread throughout the year. Simply select the times of year and amounts you want to contribute.
  • Payroll Deduction Plan: Allows a corporation or facility to set up automatic deductions from individuals’ payroll checks to Iowa Health PAC.
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH): Creates an electronic transfer directly from the individual’s bank account, much like an electronic bill pay.
  • IHCA Education Fund (527): Allows facilities to make a deposit in the IHCA Education Fund to support long-term care issue advocacy, instead of specific candidates or elected officials. For more information, email info@iowahealthcare.org.

Disclaimers

  • Iowa Health PAC can only accept personal checks or credit cards per state regulations.
  • Corporate contributions cannot be accepted.
  • Contributions or gifts to Iowa Health PAC are non-refundable and not deductible charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Please do not seek reimbursement from your company for a political donation.
  • Political action committees in Iowa are regulated by Iowa Code Chapter 68A.102 and the administrative rules at Iowa Administrative Code Section 351, Chapter 4.
  • For more information about Iowa Health PAC or compliance with accountability and disclosure requirements, email info@iowahealthcare.org.