My family has struggled with the rising cost of health care. As my eldest son planned for college, he was diagnosed with two autoimmune disorders, and without the help of family, we would have had to choose between paying for his education or his health care.

        The skyrocketing cost of rural health care is crippling families and limits economic growth in rural areas. A solution to this problem must, but unfortunately, partisan politicization of this issue is keeping politicians from coming up with a solution. This is a place where Independent Politicians may be able to provide leadership by bridging the partisan divide and working with both sides of the aisle to build consensus.