An Inside Look at Iowa’s Healthcare Industry

December 14, 2018 | Healthcare in Iowa David Bywater, ABI Chair, Bankers Advertising/Tru Art,

Happy holidays to you and your family at this special time of year. We hope the season is filled with blessings for you.

This month’s edition of Business Record Iowa focuses on an issue important to employees and their employers: Iowa’s healthcare industry. I hope you find it interesting and if it spurs some comments, please contact us at ABI and let us hear from you.

In the meantime, as we prepare for the upcoming session of the Iowa General Assembly, now is a good time of the year to get your elected officials into your plant or office. This is especially true if they were just elected last month. Show them what you do and explain the impact of their decisions on your business.

Next, be sure and attend the 2019 ABI Legislative Reception. This annual meeting is one of ABI’s most popular events. Because of your participation, it draws more Iowa legislators (of both parties) than any similar event hosted by other organizations. Your local legislators will enjoy this opportunity to visit with you and your fellow Iowa business leaders in a relaxed and informal setting.

As always, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, all 150 legislators, and state officials and agency directors have been invited to join you at the reception. The Legislative Reception will be held next month, January 16, in Des Moines. Find more information at

Speaking of events, remember to mark your calendars now for ABI’s biggest annual event, the annual conference. The 2019 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference will be terrific, and you do not want to miss keynote speaker Peggy Noonan. I look forward to seeing you in Ames June 4-6 of next year.