This past Saturday (1/26), Eggs and Issues was held in Oskaloosa, with State Senator Ken Rozenboom and Representatives Dustin Hite and Holly Brink answering questions from the public. Rozenboom was asked about mental health and what state government was doing to improve it. Rozenboom said lawmakers are working on it.
“We recognize, especially with children’s mental health, that we have work to do. Number 2, I pointed out to the group that we are spending billions of dollars already on public health matters. And I pointed out that that part of the state budget has grown from 6 percent to almost 22 percent over the last 30 years.”
Rozenboom added that mental health isn’t a problem that can be fixed by throwing money at it.