Posted by Vernette Knapp on Apr 30, 2019
Speaker:  Peter Damiano
President Huber called the meeting to order at 7:10
Two new members were inducted today Seth Talbot: sponsored by Jean Knepper and Alta Medea-Peters: sponsored by Deb Ockenfels. Seth is a Financial Advisor, lives in Kalona.He brings to our club communication skills, public speaking and an enthusiastic volunteer.  Alta brings to our club leadership skills being involved with Domestic Violence Program  staff, past BOD for Key Longfellow B & A school programs.  "Welcome to both members"
June 15, 2019 Bike Ride Fundraiser at Terry True Blood 9:00 am through 1:00 p.m.  Walkers and Dogs are welcome.  Dick has invited the Cedar Rapids Clubs.
The $1100.00 has now been raised for Antelope Lending Library.  Karen Franklin announced still looking for volunteers to build the shelves for the Bike Trailer.
Casey thanked all the volunteers for the Golf Tournament being held May 20, 2019.
Deb Dunkhase announced that Dr. Dan Jorgensen will be at District Conference on Thursday May 2.  He will be talking about his auction item that is a opportunity for two people to spend 5 days on his fishing boat in Alaska.  Transportation at your own cost. Deb and Dan will be taking orders for salmon to be delivered at a later date.  The item will be auctioned off Saturday night at the conference.
Jim Peterson announced that Xicotepec students will be giving their talk about their trip over spring break.
 President Hazel Seaba announced her plans for a District Grant for the 19-20 year.  Her Grant is title:  RIGHT=Rotarian's Intervening in Geographic Human Trafficking.  Right is a grant to directly benefit victims of human labor and sexual trafficking by aiding a local support agency, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, in its efforts to improve victim identification, extraction and healing at a September 19-20, 2019, conference to educate intervention-professionals and increase inter-agency  communication and cooperation in Iowa.  Grant funding will support regional and national speakers; attendance at the conference. The dollar we are asking from the District is $5,000.  The board has approved the grant.  The $5,000 club contribution, the Rotary Club of Iowa City has pledged $5,000 and the Rotary Club of Iowa City Downtown has pledged $5,000.  This conference will mark D.V.I.P. 40th year celebration.
Program Chair Deb Galbraith introduced today's speaker:
Peter Damiano, director of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center.  He a professor in the UI Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.  He is a Health services researcher studying access to and quality of primary care services, including dental care.  He is conducting funded studies in the area of health care reform, health insurance coverage, health disparities and health care for under-served populations. Today he will give an overview of the Public Policy Center and update on health care reform.
Today he will use the "Speed Dating Approach"
The Mission of the Public Policy Center: 
1.  Academic Research
2.  Impact Students
3. Share Knowledge( Engagement)
4. Support Social Science research on campus
To help do al this there is an Internship Program involving 100 Grad Students.
Ins. Coverage, public insurance, medicaid expense , private insurance
DELIVERY SYSTEM: Value base purchase, consolidation
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:  20 million Gained
Health Insurance Exchange
Medicare expense
Quality improved.
"People Do Not Like To Be Told What To Do or be Mandated."