The Iowa House voted 58-42 on Wednesday to make $11.6 million available to 26 counties having trouble meeting their Medicaid obligations.
Iowa is moving away from a county system of services to regional delivery of services, with the state picking up the Medicaid-funded portion of the cost.
Scott and Linn counties would receive $2.4 million and $2.2 million, respectively, under the plan.
The funds from a bonus the state received for having high enrollment in the children’s health program.
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In addition to Republicans, the bill picked up support from Linn County Rep. Daniel Lundby, D-Marion, and Scott County Reps. Jim Lykam, Phyllis Thede, Frank Wood and Cindy Winckler, all Democrats.
The bill now moves to the Senate.