Tiny Kansas town briefly becomes focus of health care debate
July 9, 2017
PALCO, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran briefly made a tiny western Kansas town the focus of a roiling national debate on overhauling health care last week by holding a town hall meeting that attracted dozens of out-of-area visitors and a gaggle of state and national reporters.
The event felt out of place in a county where President Donald Trump received 84 percent of the vote in last year's election. Thanks largely to the visitors, Moran faced tough questions about GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with some audience members espousing liberal Democratic presiden...