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NEA Issue Explainer

Health Care

Every American has a right to comprehensive, affordable health coverage—especially the children who are our nation’s future.
Published: December 2, 2021
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Our children deserve the chance for a healthy start in life, including treatment for physical and mental illnesses that affect their ability to learn and succeed in school.

 NEA advocates for students and educators covered by federal health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program. We support strengthening each of these programs as well as the Affordable Care Act.

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in Iowa. Ready to get involved?
ISEA members pose with signs as they advocate for students. One says "We'd rather being teaching, but this is important." Another says, "It's time to use our outside voices."

Active anywhere decisions impact our students.

From the School Board to the Statehouse or even the White House, ISEA members make our collective voice heard on a host of issues that impact our students, educators, and communities.

Learn more about what we're doing to improve the lives of our students, educators, and families.


Leading in our schools, communities, and state.

The Iowa State Education Association works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members. When you join the ISEA, you’re joining forces with the power and influence of 3.2 million members nationwide.