Under the Affordable Care Act, too many Americans are faced with continuously rising costs brought on by the law’s onerous regulations and are struggling to access the care they need. The unfortunate truth is that as long as the ACA remains the law of the land, many will be forced to make the tough, unfair choice of buying an undesirable plan or going without health insurance.

Some states are taking it upon themselves to provide their residents with relief from the ACA. For example, last month, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a law giving Iowans access to new "Health Benefit Plans" that offer better and more affordable health care options. These plans aren’t subject to the ACA’s insurance mandates and regulations, offering individuals greater freedom to choose the health plans and services that are right for them.

In a recent article for Forbes, Sally Pipes, President of the Pacific Research Institute and the Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, covers these new reforms and how Iowa could be a path forward for other states.

IWV Director of Policy Hadley Heath Manning recently sat down with Sally to discuss the latest developments in Iowa. You can listen to their conversation and learn more about why the law is relevant to you here: