Wolking: Majority of Seniors Have Positive View of Medicare
Lede: In Minnesota and around the country rural town hall meetings on health care reform are being hit by loud aggressive protesters trying to stop reform. But do they reflect what most Americans really want? Doug Cunningham takes a look.
By Doug Cunningham
Virginia Wolking is a rural organizer with the Center For Rural Affairs. She told the Minnesota News Connection that many farmers, small business owners, senior citizens and others in rural areas do want health care reformed.
[Wolking]: “Almost everyone that I talk to has a story about health care and many times those stories are very sad. Most people that I know have had to battle their insurance company at some point. And I think for people who have had to do this a public plan is something that’s necessary and something that a large number of people can support.”