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Branstad wants to take on mental health system

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa's Governor is pushing for a state takeover of the mental health system. Currently it's run by each of Iowa's 99 counties.

Monday Gov. Terry Branstad predicted such a takeover would take several years. He compared it to the state taking control of the court system in the 1980's. Branstad believes the current mental health system suffers in quality and availability of services. He says essential services are only available in a handful of counties.

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