This is a fine informative news feature and commentary, Barb Kalbach.
While I like this essay and your contributions to Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, of which I am a member, and while I agree with “Rural America Needs Medicare for All,” how do we convince our Congresspeople, 3 of Iowa’s 4 being Democrats?
Have you looked at the official sites of US Representatives Abby Finkenauer, Cindy Axne, and Dave Loebsack? A quick scan reveals the usual Democratic Party generalities, “Improve our health care system and expand coverage and services,” Abby F.; and “access to affordable, quality health care,” Dave L.
Perhaps they’ll come along, if Medicare for All gains traction. They are not leaders on health care, and they all need to raise a lot of cash for their campaigns. I’ll keep wishing for Medicare for All, too, and we’ll see if it makes headway.