Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Pushing for Improved Rural Healthcare
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is pushing for improvements to rural healthcare.
Wednesday morning, he joined the Bipartisan Policy Center to announce a new poll [conducted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and American Heart Association] that show about 60% of voters would prefer a 2020 presidential candidate that makes rural healthcare a priority.
Daschle said, “I think the big takeaway is that we recognize that there’s a serious problem in rural health, and we think we can find a bipartisan solution to fix it.”
Daschle also announced he will co-chair a rural health task force with the Bipartisan Policy Center to try to come up with recommendations to create better care.
The task force will include a Doctor Jennifer McKay from the Sioux Falls-based Avera Health.
McKay said, “You have to understand the people that you’re serving and be willing to take a view that is not just about business and the bottom line, and structure your community around that. And that’s what we do in South Dakota.”