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COC Director On The Fence About Possible Mental Health Reforms

Mental health care reform is an issue being considered in the Iowa Legislature this session. According to Rod Braun, Director of the Christian Opportunity Center, several of the proposals he has heard would hurt rural Iowans, either through reductions in funding for programs, or consolidation efforts. He tells KNIA/KRLS News that as generous as the local communities are, a large part of the COC’s funding is supplied through state and federal dollars. Braun says that while he has numerous concerns about possible changes, he is waiting for an official proposal to hit the floor in the state legislature before he levies any specific criticisms.