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O'Brien County leaders say the money has run dry to help patients


A northwest Iowa county says it has run out of money to help those with their psychiatric medication and counseling.

O'Brien County supervisors say its because of the state's new system, and because the governor vetoed $13M that lawmakers approved to help them make the transition.

Under the old system, counties financed much of the care for their residents, even if they moved away.

That system ended July first.

Now counties are responsible for the costs for everyone living in the county.


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