An addiction-treatment program at the Polk County Jail, which has been hailed as an innovative way to respond to drug-related crime, has shriveled by 80 percent and is struggling to survive. Leaders of the Bridges of Iowa program blame a lack of support from Medicaid. The public health-care plan covers poor Iowans, including many of the people who wind up in jail after committing thefts or other relatively minor crimes sparked by their addictions.
Nearly three-quarters of Iowans believe the state’s mental-health system is in crisis or is a big problem, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. The mental-health system is by far the leading area of concern for Iowans among nine possibilities tested, according to the poll. Thirty-five percent of Iowans say the lack of mental-health services is a crisis, and 38 percent believe it's a big problem.
Most Iowans want the state to resume giving money to Planned Parenthood for non-abortion services, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. Seventy-one percent of Iowa adults support restoring the money, compared to 25 percent who oppose it and 4 percent who are unsure. The Legislature voted last April to exclude any agency that provides abortion from participating in the state’s family planning program, which covers birth control services to moderate-income Iowans.
@idaveprice Years ago, Register cops reporter Tom Suk went to investigate why the Statehouse fire alarms had gone off. He called into the desk, with the alarm blaring in the background: "Hear that?" he said. "That's the sound of your tax dollars going up in smoke."
Participants in this addiction-treatment program at the jail gave @rodneywhite and me permission to publish their names and photos. One young man with a checkered past said: “I told my grandma, ‘I’m going to be in the paper for something good!’” http://dmreg.co/2odeChA
As politicians of every stripe vow to tackle opioid epidemic, addiction-treatment program at Polk County Jail shrivels for lack of Medicaid money. “It’s a tragedy is what it is. This whole system has become a tragedy.” http://dmreg.co/2odeChA
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