Rural Minnesotans Frustrated About Health Care + Internet Access

“Of all the issues, the price of health care dominated the list, with farmers and small business owners reporting costs of $25,000 to $45,000 per year in health insurance premiums and deductibles. . .

Wertish said those at the meetings voiced almost universal support for some kind of public health care option to be implemented, such as a buy-in option to Minnesota­Care or even a single-payer program. Other ideas have included more support for programs such as health care cooperatives, or reinstatement of a high-risk health care pool funded by insurance companies.” —Star Tribune, May 2nd

Respondents to the survey by the Minnesota Farmer’s Union also the raised the issue of internet access, which they said should be served as a public utility.