Iowa Mental Health Care Review Pending, But No Criteria Yet

No set criteria exist yet to gauge whether or not a redesign of how Iowa delivers mental health treatment, which included the controversial closing of two mental health institutes June 30, will be as beneficial to Iowans as hoped, Gov. Terry Branstad said in an IowaWatch interview.

Finding Health Care Coverage for Every Iowan an Elusive Dream

Cynthia Houston didn’t panic when she lost her job at the Mount Pleasant School District in 2008. She looked for another job and paid the extra money to keep insurance through COBRA. She found work but couldn’t afford insurance there. That was when she had a breakdown. Cynthia Houston poses at the Community Health Center in Columbus Junction.